What I’m Doing at Kirkus (And a Couple of Other Places) This Week, Plus What I Did Last Week,
Featuring Icinori, Jöns Mellgren,
Alexandria Neonakis, and Kazue Takahashi

h1 November 7th, 2014 by jules


This morning over at Kirkus, I write about Kristy Dempsey’s A Dance Like Starlight, illustrated by Floyd Cooper. It was released back in January, but sometimes I’m just slow. That link is here.

The other day over at Chapter 16, I interviewed Chris Van Allsburg. He’ll be in Nashville next week. I can’t make it to his talk, but it was good to ask him a bit about his new book and what’s next for him.

And over at BookPage, I reviewed Jim Aylesworth’s My Grandfather’s Coat, illustrated by Barbara McClintock. That is here.

Last week (here) at Kirkus, I wrote about four new international imports, and I’ve got art from each below. (Above is an illustration from Kazue Takahashi’s Kuma-Kuma Chan, The Little Bear.)

Enjoy.

Art from Icinori’s Issun Bôshi: The One-Inch Boy (Little Gestalten, August 2014)


 


“A miracle happened. They had a child. But—and this hardly came as a surprise—
he really was tiny. And they called him Issun Bôshi, ‘the One-Inch Boy.'”

(Click to enlarge and see spread in its entirety)


 


“And off he went.”
(Click to enlarge)


Art from Celina Kalluk’s Sweetest Kulu, illustrated by Alexandria Neonakis
(Inhabit Media, November 2014)


 


“You had many wondrous and grand visitors!
They shared thoughts, feelings, and best wishes with you, darling Kulu.”

(Click to enlarge)


 


“Caribou chose patience for you, cutest Kulu. He gave you the ability to look to the stars, so that you will always know where you are and may gently lead the way.”
(Click to enlarge)


 


“The beautiful Land gave you a practical foundation to balance and build upon.
Never be lazy, beloved Kulu, because your Land is a place of bright ideas.”

(Click to enlarge)


 



 

Art from Jöns Mellgren’s Elsa and the Night
(Little Gestalten, August 2014)


 



(Click either image to enlarge and see spread in its entirety)


 



(Click either image to enlarge and see spread in its entirety)



 

Art from Kazue Takahashi’s
Kuma-Kuma Chan, The Little Bear
(Museyon, December 2014)


 


“His home is far away and difficult to get to.”


“He dances to the music on the radio.”


“Then, he carefully brushes his teeth before going to bed.”

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ELSA AND THE NIGHT. Copyright © 2014 by Jöns Mellgren. Published by Little Gestalten, Berlin. Illustrations used by permission of the publisher.

ISSUN BOSHI: THE ONE-INCH BOY. Copyright © 2014 by Icinori. Published by Little Gestalten, Berlin. Illustrations used by permission of the publisher.

KUMA-KUMA CHAN, THE LITTLE BEAR. Copyright © 2001 by Kazue Takahashi. English edition copyright © 2014 by Museyon, Inc., New York. Illustrations used by permission of the publisher.

SWEETEST KULU. Copyright © 2014 by Celina Kalluk. Illustrations copyright © 2014 by Alexandria Neonakis. Published by Inhabit Media, Ontario. Illustrations used by permission of the publisher.

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2 comments to “What I’m Doing at Kirkus (And a Couple of Other Places) This Week, Plus What I Did Last Week,
Featuring Icinori, Jöns Mellgren,
Alexandria Neonakis, and Kazue Takahashi”

  1. Such a treat to see these brilliant visions.


  2. WONDERFUL! The one of the bear dancing to the music on the radio made me laugh out loud. thanks for sharing!


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