What I’m Doing at Kirkus This Week,
Plus What I Did Last Week, Featuring Pascal Blanchet

h1 December 18th, 2015 by jules

“She hears faint voices coming from outside. Peeking through the curtains,
she sees a car in front of her house. …”


Today over at Kirkus, I’ve got the Grimm Brothers on the mind. That is here today.

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Last week I wrote here about an import and my favorite holiday picture book this year, India Desjardins’ Marguerite’s Christmas, illustrated by Pascal Blanchet (Enchanted Lion, November 2015). I’m following up today with some beautiful spreads from the book.



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“Marguerite Godin would be happy if she never had to
set foot outside her house ever again.”

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“So tonight, once again, she’ll celebrate Christmas Eve her way …”
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“… Marguerite is anxious all the same. What if it’s
a family of criminals that plans to trick and rob her?”

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“Marguerite wonders what’s going on. …”
(Click to see spread in its entirety)



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MARGUERITE’S CHRISTMAS. Copyright © 2015 by Enchanted Lion Books for English-language translation. Illustrations used by permission of the publisher.

4 comments to “What I’m Doing at Kirkus This Week,
Plus What I Did Last Week, Featuring Pascal Blanchet”

  1. Absolutely gorgeous!

  2. wow — as if frank miller turned from the dark side and wrote a children’s book. brilliant.

  3. […] India Desjardin’s picture book, “Marguerite’s Christmas,” illustrated by Pascal Blanchet and translated from the French by Carolyn Grifel, is the story of Marguerite Godin who lives alone and has come to realize she would be happy to never step outside her house again. (Thanks to Julie Danielson for introducing me to this book on her blog, and Julie includes spreads from the book: http://blaine.org/sevenimpossiblethings/?p=3948) […]

  4. Finally had a chance to read this book. Wow….that ending….yowzer. Did not see that coming.

    Love the art. Every spread is perfect. And I love what Enchanted Lion is doing.

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