What I’m Doing at Kirkus This Week,
Plus What I Did Last Week,
Featuring Marianna Coppo and John Himmelman

h1 February 16th, 2018 by jules

“I don’t go anywhere.
Everyone comes to me.”
— From Marianna Coppo’s


— From John Himmelman’s Floaty


Valentine’s Day might be over, but I’m extending the celebration this week with some books, old and new, over at Kirkus today.

That is here.

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Last week, I wrote here about John Himmelman’s Floaty (Henry Holt, January 2018) and an Italian import, Marianna Coppo’s Petra (Tundra, February 2018). I’m following up today with art from each book.



From Floaty:


” … ‘There goes nutty Mr. Rasin,’ said Mrs. Stringle.”
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From Petra:


“Not the wind.”


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“I’m an egg. A smooth and shiny egg.
I’m not any ordinary egg.
I am an egg of the world,
in a world of possibility.”

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PETRA. Text and illustrations copyright © 2018 by Marianna Coppo. Originally published in 2016 by Edizioni Lapis, Rome, Italy. This edition published in 2018 by Tundra Books. Illustrations reproduced by permission of the publisher.

FLOATY. Copyright © 2018 by John Himmelman. Illustrations reproduced by permission of the publisher, Henry Holt and Company, New York.

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