What I’m Doing at Kirkus This Week,
Plus What I Did Last Week, Featuring
Nidhi Chanani, Molly Knox Ostertag, and Jackie Roche

h1 November 3rd, 2017 by jules


— From Nidhi Chanani’s Pashmina


 


— From Samya Kullab’s Escape from Syria,
illustrated by Jackie Roche and colored by Mike Freiheit


 


— From Molly Knox Ostertag’s The Witch Boy


 

At Kirkus this morning, I’ve got Lesa Cline-Ransome’s and James E. Ransome’s Before She Was Harriet (Holiday House, November 2017).

That is here.

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Last week at Kirkus, I had a graphic novel round-up (here), so today I’m following up with some art from each book — Molly Knox Ostertag’s The Witch Boy (Graphix/Scholastic, October 2017); Nidhi Chanani’s Pashmina (First Second, October 2017); and Samya Kullab’s Escape from Syria (Firefly Books, October 2017), illustrated by Jackie Roche and colored by Mike Freiheit.

Please note: The colors in the illustrations from The Witch Boy appear here a bit brighter than they do in the book.

Enjoy!

 

From Pashmina:


 










 

From Escape from Syria:


 



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From The Witch Boy:


 







 

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ESCAPE FROM SYRIA. Copyright © 2017 Firefly Books Ltd. Text copyright © 2017 Samya Kullab. Illustrations copyright © 2017 Jackie Roche. Illustrations reproduced by permission of the publisher, Firefly Books, New York.

PASHMINA. Copyright © 2017 by Nidhi Chanani. Illustrations reproduced by permission of the publisher, First Second, New York.

THE WITCH BOY. Copyright © 2017 by Molly Knox Ostertag. Illustrations reproduced by permission of the publisher, Graphix/Scholastic Books, New York.

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3 comments to “What I’m Doing at Kirkus This Week,
Plus What I Did Last Week, Featuring
Nidhi Chanani, Molly Knox Ostertag, and Jackie Roche”

  1. Julie, I really do love the Ransome’s book on Harriet Tubman. Picked my copy up directly from them at Chappaqua. Lovely, lovely people, fabulous author-artists. I consider this book as accomplished as Nelson’s MOSES, and am greatly looking forward to the Calling Caldecott qualification post. I felt the watercolors for this earthier retro story (as opposed to the usual oils) were superbly applied.


  2. Thanks, Sam. Yes, it’s pretty great, isn’t it?


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