What I’m Doing at Kirkus This Week, Plus What I Did
Last Week, Featuring Jon Agee and Brooke Kerrigan

h1 March 20th, 2015 by jules


“There once lived three fishermen: Peter, Santiago, and Ahab. They were tough.
They were as salty as the bottom of a pretzel bag. They were as weathered as a twisted stick of driftwood. Yes, these three were fishermen through and through.
Which is not to say that they didn’t sometimes dream of things
other than fish, knotted nets, and saltwater.”
— From Colleen Sydor’s
Fishermen Through & Through,
illustrated by Brooke Kerrigan

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— From Jon Agee’s It’s Only Stanley
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Today over at Kirkus, I’ve got a picture book import, called Prickly Jenny. That link is here.

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Last week, since I wrote (here) about Jon Agee’s It’s Only Stanley (Dial, March 2015) and Colleen Sydor’s Fishermen Through & Through, illustrated by Brooke Kerrigan (Red Deer Press, originally released in 2014), I’ve got some spreads from each book. (The spreads from Fishermen Through & Through are sans text.)

Enjoy.

 


— From It’s Only Stanley
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“… The white lobster stared back with equal wonder, for never in its life had it seen anything quite like these three strange creatures with neither shells nor scales.
— From Fishermen Through & Through
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“Blow me down. What were they to do?”
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“… All three stood silently trying to imagine life without the sea. …”
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FISHERMEN THROUGH & THROUGH. Copyright © 2014 by Colleen Sydor. Illustrations copyright © 2014 by Brooke Kerrigan. Illustrations reproduced by permission of the publisher, Red Deer Press, Ontario.

IT’S ONLY STANLEY. Copyright © 2015 by Jon Agee. Illustrations reproduced by permission of the publisher, Dial Books for Young Readers, New York.

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One comment to “What I’m Doing at Kirkus This Week, Plus What I Did
Last Week, Featuring Jon Agee and Brooke Kerrigan”

  1. A “handy man” dog looks like a hilarious premise for a book, and I just love the art for these three fisherman. Thanks for sharing, Julie 🙂


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