Jeannie Baker’s Circle

h1 July 14th, 2016 by jules

“Following an ancient, invisible pathway high above the clouds,
each bird takes a turn to lead the way south.”

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Last week, I chatted over at Kirkus (here) with Australian author-illustrator Jeannie Baker. It was fascinating to read her description of her collage-making process. Today, I’m following up with two spreads from her newest book, Circle (Candlewick, May 2016).


“The flock flies high above the clouds, chattering at times to help stay close together. Each bird takes a turn to lead the way. They follow an ancient, invisible pathway for
six nights and six days, until they know they need to stop.”

(Click to enlarge spread)



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CIRCLE. Copyright © 2016 by Jeannie Baker. Reproduced by permission of the publisher, Candlewick Press, Somerville, MA on behalf of Walker Books, London.

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