What I’m Doing at Kirkus This Week, Plus What I Did
Last Week, Featuring Jacqueline Ayer and Lizi Boyd

h1 June 30th, 2017 by jules


“When Miss Moon showed the villagers her tree, they said, ‘Oh well, of course—those are the old man’s paper flowers on a stick. You can’t grow a tree from a bead!'”
— From Jacqueline Ayer’s
The Paper-Flower Tree: A Tale from Thailand
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— From Lizi Boyd’s I Wrote You a Note
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This week over at Kirkus, I’ve got lazy summer (re)reading on the mind.

That is here.

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Last week, I wrote here about Jacqueline Ayer’s The Paper-Flower Tree: A Tale from Thailand (Enchanted Lion, June 2017) and Lizi Boyd’s I Wrote You a Note (Chronicle, June 2017).

I’m following up with some art today.

Enjoy!



 

From I Wrote You a Note:


 


“Spider found the note. He thought it was a bridge. He crossed the stream.
Eight skinny spider legs all stayed dry. I wrote you a note. Did you find it?”

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“Dragonfly found the note. She thought it was a little napping tent. When she woke up, she saw Goat. But Dragonfly was too busy to talk, so she darted off.”
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From The Paper-Flower Tree:


 


“‘Where are you going, grandfather?’
Miss Moon said to the stranger as he came closer. …”

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“Miss Moon planted her paper-flower seed deep in the earth. …”
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“That night, under the enormous night sky, the dancers and clowns with chalk-white faces, dressed in silks and crowns and in raggle-taggle-baggy gowns,
crowded on the little stage.”

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“Early in the morning, Miss Moon was awakened
by the familiar smell of the cooking fire. …”

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I WROTE YOU A NOTE. Copyright © 2017 by Lizi Boyd. Illustrations reproduced by permission of the publisher, Chronicle Books, San Francisco.

THE PAPER-FLOWER TREE: A TALE FROM THAILAND. Copyright © 1959 by Jacqueline Ayer. First Reprint Edition published in 2017 by Enchanted Lion Books. Illustrations reproduced by their permission.

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