A Belated Kirkus Follow-up, Featuring Aurélia Fronty, Rachel Himes, Matt Tavares, and Victoria Turnbull

h1 April 4th, 2017 by jules


“Malala is born at dawn in 1997. …”
— From Raphaële Frier’s
Malala: Activist for Girls’ Education,
illustrated by Aurélia Fronty

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“One morning John sat down to a huge breakfast Ma Sally had cooked for him …”
— From Rachel Himes’
Princess and the Peas
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“The first time Sophie left the ground with Jean-Pierre,
she watched the earth fall slowly away. …”
— From Matthew Clark Smith’s
Lighter than Air: Sophie Blanchard,
the First Woman Pilot, illustrated by Matt Tavares
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— From Victoria Turnbull’s Pandora


 

I wrote here at Kirkus at the end of March about some new picture books with multi-faceted, groundbreaking, innovative, and/or otherwise complex women of all stripes, both real and fictional.

I’m following up today with art from each book — Rachel Himes’ Princess and the Peas (Charlesbridge, April 2017); Matthew Clark Smith’s Lighter than Air: Sophie Blanchard, the First Woman Pilot, illustrated by Matt Tavares (Candlewick, March 2017); Raphaële Frier’s Malala: Activist for Girls’ Education (Charlesbridge, February 2017), illustrated by Aurélia Fronty and first published in France in 2015; and Victoria Turnbull’s Pandora (Clarion, April 2017).

And while we’re on the subject of Victoria Turnbull, I’ve got some spreads from her Kings of the Castle, coming later this month from Candlewick. Because, why not?

Enjoy!



 

From Malala:
Activist for Girls’ Education
:


 


“On October 9, 2012, Malala is riding home on the school bus. It stops suddenly. …”
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“… People stop dancing. Beauty parlors close. Men stop shaving because
the Taliban requires that beards are worn. …”

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“… Malala is elected speaker of the child assembly associated with the
Khpal Kor Foundation, which promotes the rights of children. …”

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From Lighter than Air:
Sophie Blanchard, the First Woman Pilot
:


 


“… Sophie’s daring knew no bounds.”
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From Princess and the Peas:


 


“Ma Sally was the best cook in Charleston County, South Carolina. …”
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“… Ma Sally shook her head. ‘I’m sorry, ladies.
I’m afraid not a one of y’all is fit for my son.'”

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From Pandora:


 


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“But day by day, the world appeared a little less gray.”
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“… in a land of living things.”
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From Kings of the Castle:


 



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“They reigned until dawn.”
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LIGHTER THAN AIR. Text copyright © 2017 by Matthew Clark Smith. Illustrations copyright © 2017 by Matt Tavares and reproduced by permission of the publisher, Candlewick Press, Somerville, MA.

KINGS OF THE CASTLE. Copyright © 2016 by Victoria Turnbull. Illustrations reproduced by permission of the publisher, Candlewick Press, Somerville, MA.

MALALA: ACTIVIST FOR GIRLS’ EDUCATION. First published in France in 2015 by Éditions Rue du monde. Copyright © 2015 Rue du monde. 2017 First US edition. Illustrations reproduced by permission of the publisher, Charlesbridge, Watertown, MA.

PANDORA. Copyright © 2017 by Victoria Turnbull. Illustrations reproduced by permission of the publisher, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Boston.

PRINCESS AND THE PEAS. Copyright © 2017 by Rachel Himes. Illustrations reproduced by permission of the publisher, Charlesbridge, Watertown, MA.

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