What I’m Doing at Kirkus This Week,
Plus What I Did Last Week, Featuring Maria Dek,
Matt Forsythe, Lois Long, and Marc Martin

h1 April 21st, 2017 by jules


— from John Cage’s Mud Book: How to Make Pies and Cakes,
illustrated by Lois Long


 


— from Marc Martin’s A River
(Click to enlarge spread)


 


“The forest grew still. The only sound was the wind rustling the leaves ….”
— From Kirsten Hall’s
The Gold Leaf, illustrated by Matthew Forsythe
(Click to enlarge spread — the text here varies slightly from the text in the final book)


 


“The forest is full of burrows, hollows, and nests. …”
— From Maria Dek’s
A Walk in the Forest
(Click to enlarge spread)


 

This morning over at Kirkus, I’ve got Helen Oxenbury on the mind. That is here.

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Last week, I wrote here about Maria Dek’s A Walk in the Forest (Princeton Architectural Press, April 2017); Marc Martin’s A River (Chronicle, March 2017); Kirsten Hall’s The Gold Leaf (Enchanted Lion), illustrated by Matthew Forsythe and arriving on shelves next month; and John Cage’s Mud Book: How to Make Pies and Cakes (Princeton Architectural Press, April 2017), illustrated by Lois Long.

I’ve got art from each book today. Enjoy!



 

From Mud Book:


 



 



 

From A River:


 


“The river flows into the jungle ….”
(Click to enlarge spread)


 


“If I peer over the edge of my boat,
I can see many fish swimming in and out of the light.”

(Click to enlarge spread)


 



 

From The Gold Leaf:


 


“Meanwhile, a squirrel crept from its burrow, nose twitching. …”
(Click to enlarge spread)


 


“Autumn arrived, with its brilliantly-colored leaves and many yellows ….”
(Click to enlarge spread — the text here varies slightly from the text in the final book)


 


“And then spring arrived once more. …”
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From A Walk in the Forest:


 


“Find treasure. …”
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THE GOLD LEAF. Text copyright © 2017 by Kirsten Hall. Illustrations copyright © 2017 by Matthew Forsythe. Illustrations reproduced by permission of the publisher, Enchanted Lion Books.

MUD BOOK. Copyright © 1983, 2017 John Cage and Lois Long. First Princeton Architectural Press edition published in 2017. Illustrations reproduced by permission of the publisher.

A RIVER. Copyright © 2015 by Marc Martin. First published in the United States of America in 2017 by Chronicle Books LLC. Illustrations reproduced by permission of the publisher.

A WALK IN THE FOREST. First published in France by Marcel & Joachim © 2015. English edition © 2017 Princeton Architectural Press. Illustrations reproduced by permission of the publisher.

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One comment to “What I’m Doing at Kirkus This Week,
Plus What I Did Last Week, Featuring Maria Dek,
Matt Forsythe, Lois Long, and Marc Martin”

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