Wild Side: Art from K. G. Campbell and Sydney Smith

h1 September 5th, 2017 by jules

— From Michelle Cuevas’s Smoot: A Rebellious Shadow,
illustrated by Sydney Smith

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— From Holly Grant’s Wee Sister Strange,
illustrated by K. G. Campbell


Last week at Kirkus, I wrote here about some wild things of children’s literature — Michelle Cuevas’s Smoot: A Rebellious Shadow (Dial, September 2017), illustrated by Sydney Smith, and Holly Grant’s Wee Sister Strange (Schwartz & Wade, September 2017), illustrated by K. G. Campbell.

I’m following up with some art today.



From Smoot: A Rebellious Shadow:


“If life is a book, then Smoot the Shadow had been reading the same yawn-colored page for seven and a half years.”
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“People who saw the flower’s shadow tried to guess what it was. ‘It’s a baby storm cloud.’ ‘It’s smoke from a dollhouse chimney.’ ‘It’s a butterfly made of mist.'”
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From Wee Sister Strange:


“She drinks up the moon / Like a cat drinking cream.
She drinks up the dark / Like it’s tea with the queen.”

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“She’s searching for something. / She’s searching, I’m sure!
She inspects every snail / As a mermaid counts pearls.”

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“And there’s you in your bed / With this book ‘neat your nose!
Sister crooks her ear close / And she hears a soft voice …”

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SMOOT: A REBELLIOUS SHADOW. Copyright © 2017 by Michelle Cuevas. Illustrations copyright © 2017 by Sydney Smith. Illustrations reproduced by permission of the publisher, Dial Books for Young Readers, New York.

WEE SISTER STRANGE. Copyright © 2017 by Holly Grant. Illustrations copyright © 2017 by K. G. Campbell. Illustrations reproduced by permission of the publisher, Schwartz & Wade Books, New York.

One comment to “Wild Side: Art from K. G. Campbell and Sydney Smith”

  1. Love these! Such richness in Wee Sister Strange. Looking forward to getting my hands on a copy of each. Thanks for bringing them here.

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