What I’m Doing at Kirkus This Week,
Plus What I Did Last Week, Featuring
Catia Chien, Deborah Freedman, and Kevin Henkes

h1 February 10th, 2017 by jules


— From Deborah Freedman’s This House, Once


 


” … Look like a pearl / when you’re brim-full / and bright. /
Hang in the darkness. / Dazzle the night.”
— From Elaine Magliaro’s
Things to Do,
illustrated by Catia Chien

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— From Kevin Henkes’ Egg
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This morning over at Kirkus, I’ve got mischief on the mind. That is here.

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Last week, I wrote here at Kirkus about Elaine Magliaro’s Things to Do, illustrated by Catia Chien (Chronicle, February 2017); Deborah Freedman’s This House, Once (Atheneum, February 2017); and Kevin Henkes’ Egg (Greenwillow, January 2017).

I’ve art from each book today, and Deborah also shares some early sketches and thumbnails, for which I thank her.

Enjoy!



 

From Kevin Henkes’ Egg:


 



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(Click either image to see spread in its entirety)


 



 

From Elaine Magliaro’s Things to Do,
illustrated by Catia Chien:


 


” … Stretch out your wings / on the brightening sky. /
Morning’s upon us. / Get ready to fly!”

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” … Open wide your silver jaws. / Then snap them shut. …”
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From Deborah Freedman’s
This House, Once:


 


Kitten sketches
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Thumbnails
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A final spread in the book:
“This door was once a colossal oak tree
about three hugs around
and as high as the blue.”

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A final spread in the book (sans text):
” … and cold.”

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A final spread in the book (sans text):
“This house remembers.”

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EGG. Copyright © 2017 by Kevin Henkes. Illustrations reproduced by permission of the publisher, Greenwillow Books, New York.

THINGS TO DO. Copyright © 2017 by Elaine Magliaro. Illustrations © 2017 by Catia Chien. Illustrations reproduced by permission of the publisher, Chronicle Books, San Francisco.

THIS HOUSE, ONCE. Copyright © 2017 by Deborah Freedman. Published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers, New York. Illustrations and preliminary images reproduced by permission of Deborah Freedman.

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3 comments to “What I’m Doing at Kirkus This Week,
Plus What I Did Last Week, Featuring
Catia Chien, Deborah Freedman, and Kevin Henkes”

  1. These are a lovely group of images to kick off my weekend. Thank you!


  2. My pleasure!


  3. Jules,

    Thanks for highlighting Catia’s artwork for THINGS TO DO. I was indeed a most fortunate author to have her illustrate my first book. Her illustrations are gorgeous!


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