A Moment with the Art of Ted & Betsy Lewin

h1 July 16th, 2015 by jules

“We saw magnificent Masai warriors, called Marons,
and women mantled in beautiful beadwork.”

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Last week at Kirkus, I chatted with Betsy and Ted Lewin about their new book, How to Babysit a Leopard: And Other True Stories from Our Travels Across Six Continents (Neal Porter/Roaring Brook, June 2015). That Q&A is here.

Today, I follow up with a bit of artwork from the book.



“At last we stopped for lunch at a small hotel above Kasese. Sitting at a table on an open patio, and still keeping a wary eye on the mountains, we heard the screech of brakes, slamming car doors, and gruff, muffled voices. We jumped up and ran to the steps where I nearly collided with a soldier the size of a refrigerator in camouflage, a green beret, and green jungle boots. He glared at me, stone-faced. …”
–Ted and Betsy in Kasanai, Uganda, December 1997


“She was as sleek and graceful as a ballerina as she tiptoed along the branch of a huge jackalberry tree. Then she lay down, back legs straddling the branch.
She peeked demurely at us through the leaves. …”
–Ted and Betsy in Xakanaxa Camp, Okavango Delta, Botswana, May 2007

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South America
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HOW TO BABYSIT A LEOPARD: AND OTHER TRUE STORIES FROM OUR TRAVELS ACROSS SIX CONTINENTS. Copyright © 2014 by Ted and Betsy Lewin. Illustrations used by permission of the publisher, Neal Porter Books/Roaring Brook Press, New York.

One comment to “A Moment with the Art of Ted & Betsy Lewin”

  1. Holy smokes, the cat painting is really beautiful.

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