What I’m Up to at Kirkus This Week,
Plus What I Did Last Week,
Featuring Henry Cole and Hope Larson

h1 October 26th, 2012 by jules

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This morning at the Kirkus Book Blog Network, I take a look at author/illustrator Cece Bell’s newest creation, a chapter book called Rabbit & Robot: The Sleepover. That link is here.

Last week at Kirkus, I wrote about Henry Cole’s newest picture book, Unspoken: A Story from the Underground Railroad, to be released by Scholastic in November. That link is here, and above are some illustrations from the book. Cole’s pencil drawings are beautiful.

I also chatted with artist Hope Larson about her graphic novel adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time, released by Margaret Ferguson Books/Farrar, Straus and Giroux this month. That link is here.

This morning I’ve got some artwork from the book. Here below is but one set of panels, and lots more are after the read-more link.



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UNSPOKEN: A STORY FROM THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD. Copyright © 2012 by Henry Cole. Spread reproduced by permission of the publisher, Scholastic, New York.

A WRINKLE IN TIME: THE GRAPHIC NOVEL. Copyright © 2012 by Hope Larson. Text copyright © 1962 by Croswicks, Ltd. Images reproduced by permission of the publisher, Farrar Straus Giroux, New York.

5 comments to “What I’m Up to at Kirkus This Week,
Plus What I Did Last Week,
Featuring Henry Cole and Hope Larson”

  1. I have got to reread my A WRINKLE IN TIME books – the graphic reminds me that it was FASCINATING.

    Also, UNSPOKEN looks like SUCH a winner.

  2. Oh, wow, what an amazing pair of books! I would have loved A Wrinkle in Time graphic novel when I was younger – heck, I might buy it now. And Unspoken looks like a stunning piece.

  3. love this blog, always have. children’s books are unsung heroes in shaping the minds of people. education via beautiful images that stay in our minds and hearts for a lifetime. thank you for the inspiration!

  4. Huh. Camazotz is much as I always imagined it.

    Looking at these and other Wrinkle in Time pages, I’m impressed at how much of the narration (burned into my brain almost word for word) made it into the images. I don’t know whether I’ll love it as much as the original, but there’s a lot more there than I thought there would be.

  5. I loved all the Wrinkle in Time books too. So glad to know about this and look forward to reading it. The first book looks very interesting. Thanks for these.

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