What I’m Up To at Kirkus This Week,
Plus What I Did Last Week, Featuring Jon Klassen

h1 April 5th, 2013 by jules

It’s alphabet soup like you’ve never quite seen it over at my Kirkus column this morning, where I write about Kashmira Sheth’s Tiger in My Soup (Peachtree, April 2013), illustrated by Jeffrey Ebbeler. That link is here today.

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See the illustration above from Lemony Snicket’s The Dark, illustrated by Jon Klassen (Little, Brown, April 2013)? It’s, hands down, my favorite picture book illustration from 2013 thus far.

As a follow-up to the Kirkus Q&A (here) I conducted last week with the book’s editor, Susan Rich, I have more art from the book below.

Enjoy. (Oh, and don’t miss this recent Kirkus Q&A by Jenny Brown with Snicket and Klassen.)


“Laszlo was afraid of the dark.”
(Click to enlarge spread)


“The voice of the dark was as creaky as the roof of the house, and as smooth and cold as the windows, and even though the dark was right next to Laszlo,
the voice seemed very far away. ‘What do you want?’ asked Laszlo.
‘I want to show you something,’ said the dark.”

(Click to enlarge spread)

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THE DARK. Text copyright © 2013 by Lemony Snicket. Illustrations copyright © 2013 by Jon Klassen. Published by Little, Brown and Company, New York. Illustrations reproduced by permission of the publisher.

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5 comments to “What I’m Up To at Kirkus This Week,
Plus What I Did Last Week, Featuring Jon Klassen”

  1. On my list. Thanks for the pics, Jules.


  2. Wow, can’t wait to see this! Thanks for the preview!


  3. wow this looks really cool. can’t wait to see it, enjoed the interview also


  4. It’s amazing! Just caught a glimpse of it at my son’s school book fair today. Amazing!


  5. I haven’t seen it yet, but this one looks verrrry interesting. Added to list….


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