What I’m Doing at Kirkus This Week, Plus What I Did
Last Week, Featuring Mordicai Gerstein and Sean Rubin

h1 December 8th, 2017 by jules


— From Sean Rubin’s Bolivar


 


“When I looked again into the whale’s eye, all I saw was my own reflection.
Don’t die, Whale! I’m doing my best!”
— From Mordicai Gerstein’s
The Boy and the Whale
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Today over at Kirkus, I’ve got two new holiday picture books. That is here.

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Last week, I wrote here about Mordicai Gerstein’s The Boy and the Whale (Roaring Brook, November 2017) and Sean Rubin’s Bolivar (Archaia, November 2017). I’m following up today with some art from each book.

Enjoy!



 

From The Boy and the Whale:


 


“I had never been so close to an animal so huge. Wrapped by the net in a hopeless tangle, the whale must have died unable to move. I had been tangled in a net once, too. I almost drowned. Papa saved me.”
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“It BURST out of the water, leaped into the sky, spun around,
crashed back into the sea … and out again!”

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From Bolivar:


 


“This historic exhibit contains new evidence …”
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“… proving once and for all, how the dinosaurs became extinct.”
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“He liked collecting used books and rummaging through old records.”
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“Hey! Have you seen a dinosaur?”
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“Carnivore? You know what that means?”
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BOLIVAR. Copyright © 2017 by Sean Rubin. Published by Archaia, a division of Boom Entertainment, Inc. Illustrations used by permission of Sean Rubin.

THE BOY AND THE WHALE. Copyright © 2017 by Mordicai Gerstein. Illustrations used by permission of the publisher, Roaring Brook Press, New York.

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One comment to “What I’m Doing at Kirkus This Week, Plus What I Did
Last Week, Featuring Mordicai Gerstein and Sean Rubin”

  1. Love these!


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