What I’m Up To at Kirkus This Week,
Plus What I Did Last Week, Featuring Jeff Newman

h1 March 22nd, 2013 by jules

Early art for Phoebe & Digger
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Final art for Phoebe & Digger
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This week over at Kirkus, I take a look at a picture book import, Rita Jahanforuz’s The Girl With a Brave Heart, illustrated by Vali Mintzi and originally published in Hebrew — but brought this March to American bookshelves by Barefoot Books. That link is here.

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Last week, I wrote about Tricia Springstubb’s Phoebe & Digger, illustrated by Jeff Newman and to be released by Candlewick next week. If you missed it, it’s here. Today, Jeff shares a few early sketches and pieces of early art (including the one above, paired with a final spread from the book).


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PHOEBE AND DIGGER. Text copyright © 2013 by Tricia Springstubb. Illustrations copyright © 2013 by Jeff Newman. Spread reproduced by permission of the publisher, Candlewick Press, Somerville, MA.

Other images shared with permission of Jeff Newman.

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