Music for Mister Moon

h1 April 23rd, 2019 by jules


Over at BookPage is a piece I wrote about Music for Mister Moon (Neal Porter Books/Holiday House, March 2019)), written by Philip C. Stead and illustrated by Erin E. Stead, and David Zeltser’s The Night Library (Random House, April 2019), illustrated by Raúl Colón. That is here, if you’d like to read about both books.

I’ll have some art another day this week from The Night Library, but today I’ve got some preliminary images and final spreads from Erin from Music for Mister Moon. I thank her for sharing.

Note: To read more about the book and how Erin created the illustrations, head here.


Preliminary Images:


An early sketch
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Some Final Spreads:



“And when everything was quiet and still she would draw her bow, and —”
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“… Then she made herself a ladder, climbed up to the roof,
and pulled the moon out of her chimney.”

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“Then Hank made herself a wagon. …”
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“‘Do you like being the moon?’ asked Hank. …”
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MUSIC FOR MISTER MOON. Text copyright © 2019 by Philip C. Stead. Illustrations © 2019 by Erin E. Stead. Published by Neal Porter Books/Holiday House, New York. All images reproduced by permission of Erin E. Stead.

One comment to “Music for Mister Moon

  1. I am so-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-on looking forward to having a copy of this beautiful book in my hands!

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