What I’m Doing at Kirkus This Week,
Plus What I Did Last Week, Featuring Kitty Crowther

h1 July 27th, 2018 by jules

“‘I’ve got you now!’ Zhora exclaimed. She had discovered the most beautiful blackberry in the whole forest. But now she had to find her way home,
and she was not at all sure how.”


Over at Kirkus this morning, I’ve got two new picture books celebrating the imagination of Mary Shelley.

That is here.

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Today here at 7-Imp is some art from Stories of the Night (Gecko, September 2018). This set of stories, from Belgian illustrator and Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award recipient Kitty Crowther, was originally published last year and translated by Sam McCullen. I wrote about it in my Kirkus column last week, and as I mention there, this one was evidently illustrated, at least partially, with make-up. Well, who knew, right?



“‘Tell me three stories, please, please, please?’ asks Little Bear.
‘Three!’ says Mother Bear.
‘Yes. I said please three times!'”


“Donnnnng Donnnnnnnng ‘It’s time,’ said the Night Guardian.
‘The time when little ones and big ones go to sleep.’
‘Two more minutes?’ begged the fish. ‘I’m still playing.’
‘You can leap some more tomorrow,’ said the Night Guardian.”


“Zhora shot off as fast as her short legs would carry her,
clasping her sword and her basket close.”

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“Bo went out into the woods to look for some sleep.
Deep down, he knew that this would take him a while. At least until sunrise.”


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STORIES OF THE NIGHT. English-language edition © Gecko Press Ltd 2018. Text and illustrations © Kitty Crowther 2017. Illustrations reproduced by permission of the publisher.

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