What I’m Doing at Kirkus This Week,
Plus What I Did Last Week, Featuring
Jon Agee, Quentin Blake, Tomie dePaola,
Matthew Forsythe, Betsy Lewin,
E. B. Lewis, and Brian Pinkney

h1 September 16th, 2016 by jules


“… She called it ‘Kitty,’
but Kitty called herself ‘Miss Catherine St. Quintin.'”


 


“… Now, as an adult, I imagine Peter Rabbit scurrying around
having a ball in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, where I live.” — Brian Pinkney

(Click to enlarge image)


 

Today over at Kirkus, I’ve got new books from Shaun Tan and Matt Phelan on the mind. That is here.

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Last week, I wrote here about the 150th birthday of Beatrix Potter and the publication of The Tale of Kitty-in-Boots (Frederick Warne & Co., September 2016), illustrated by Quentin Blake, as well as A Celebration of Beatrix Potter, a collection of art and letters from more than 30 contemporary children’s book author/illustrators, coming to shelves in November (also Frederick Warne & Co.).

Today, I’ve got a bit of art from each book.

Enjoy!



 

From The Tale of Kitty-in-Boots:


 


“… She lived in constant fear that Kitty might be stolen ….”


 



“If we had been outside the wash-house one summer night by moonlight, we might have seen one black cat cross the yard and jump upon the window-sill ….”


 


“Miss Catherine, rather out of breath, eyed the rabbit. He was very fat. …”


 


“‘Oh, Sir, I’m that grateful ….”


 



 


 

From A Celebration of Beatrix Potter:


 


“I know without a doubt Beatrix has influenced my work. She repeatedly said, ‘the shorter and the plainer, the better,’ which is the focus of my art. …” — E. B. Lewis
(Click to enlarge image)


 


“… When I grew up, I became more interested in Beatrix Potter. She was a shining example of a woman making a place for herself as an artist and author in the world of publishing at a time in history when it must have seemed all but impossible. …”
Betsy Lewin


 


“… [Mr.] McGregor had already eaten up Peter’s father in a pie, so the thought of him catching Peter kept me riveted to my seat as my mom read the book. …”
Jon Agee

(Click to enlarge and see spread in its entirety)


 


“… [M]ay I present: Mrs. Heelis and Mrs. Tiggy-winkle having tea
when Mrs. Tiggy-winkle brought the laundry. …”
Tomie dePaola


 


“We love Jemima because she is a duck who won’t accept her station. She is impelled to live her own life and not give in to others’ expectations.
She is the Emma Bovary of children’s literature.”
Matthew Forsythe


 


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THE TALE OF KITTY-IN-BOOTS. Text Copyright © Frederick Warne & Co., 1971-2016. Illustrations copyright © Quentin Blake, 2016. Illustrations reproduced by the permission of the publisher, Frederick Warne, New York.

Illustrations from A CELEBRATION OF BEATRIX POTTER used by permission of Penguin Young Readers.

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Plus What I Did Last Week, Featuring
Jon Agee, Quentin Blake, Tomie dePaola,
Matthew Forsythe, Betsy Lewin,
E. B. Lewis, and Brian Pinkney”

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