Celebrating the Holidays with Art from
Helen Cann, Dave Horowitz, and LeUyen Pham

h1 December 23rd, 2014 by jules


“On the tenth day of Christmas, / my true love gave to me / 10 lords a-leaping …”
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“I am Grandfather Owl, / Keeper of skies. …”
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“Its Honeyky Hanukah, shaky my hand, / My candles are burning all over this land, /
To light the dark road for the man passing by, / It’s Honeyky Hanukah time.”

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Since I wrote here last week at Kirkus about some of my favorite new holiday picture books, I’m celebrating today with some art from each book — and LeUyen Pham is sharing early sketches from her book.

Here’s what you’ll see: Art from LeUyen’s The Twelve Days of Christmas (Doubleday, September 2014); art by Helen Cann, who illustrated Manger (Eerdmans, September 2014) with poems selected by Lee Bennett Hopkins; and art from Woody Guthrie’s Honeyky Hanukah (Doubleday, September 2014), illustrated by Dave Horowitz.

P.S. Wanna hear the Klezmatics sing Woody’s “Honeyky Hanukah”? It’s here.

Enjoy the art!



 

From Honeyky Hanukah:


 


“Its Honeyky Hanukah, makes me feel glad, /
This box for Mother and this box for Dad, /
For sister and brother, nice ribbons I’ll tie, / It’s Honeyky Hanukah time.”

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From Manger:


 


“…I’ve never seen a baby / or so much golden light.”
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“‘I’ll shed / a few feathers / to put in your bed …'”
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From The Twelve Days Before Christmas
(early sketches, followed by final art):


 


Cover sketch
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“On the ninth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me / 9 ladies dancing …”
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“On the eleventh day of Christmas, / my true love gave to me / 11 pipers piping …”
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“On the twelfth day of Christmas, / my true love gave to me /
12 drummers drumming …”

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“Can you find all 78 gifts?”
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HONEYKY HANUKAH. Text copyright © 2003 by Woody Guthrie Publications, Inc. Illustrations © 2014 by Dave Horowitz. Published by Doubleday Books for Young Readers, New York. Illustrations reproduced by permission of Dave Horowitz.

MANGER. Illustrations © 2014 by Helen Cann and reproduced by permission of the publisher, Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, Michigan.

THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS. Illustrations © 2014 by LeUyen Pham. Illustrations reproduced by permission of LeUyen and the publisher, Doubleday Books for Young Readers, New York. Sketches reproduced by permission of LeUyen.

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