What I’m Doing at Kirkus This Week,
Plus What I Did Last Week, Featuring Julie Morstad

h1 July 24th, 2015 by jules


“…Finally, she steps onto the stage alone … and sprouts white wings, a swan.
She weaves the notes, the very air into a story. All those sitting see.
They stare—Anna is a bird in flight, a whim of wind and water.
Quiet feathers in a big loud world. Anna
is the swan.”
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This morning over at Kirkus, I’ve got some French picture book imports. That link is here.

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Last week, I wrote here about Laurel Snyder’s Swan: The Life and Dance of Anna Pavlova, illustrated by Julie Morstad (Chronicle), coming to shelves in August 2015. Today, I’ve got some spreads from it.

Enjoy.



“…The story unfolds. A sleeping beauty opens her eyes…”
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“…and so does Anna. Her feet wake up!
Her skin prickles. There is a song, suddenly, inside her.”

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SWAN: THE LIFE AND DANCE OF ANNA PAVLOVA. Copyright © 2015 by Laurel Snyder. Illustrations copyright © 2015 by Julie Morstad. Illustrations reproduced by permission of the publisher, Chronicle Books, San Francisco.

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One comment to “What I’m Doing at Kirkus This Week,
Plus What I Did Last Week, Featuring Julie Morstad”

  1. YES.


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