Emile and the Field

h1 March 31st, 2022 by jules

“There was a boy named Emile
who fell in love with a field.”

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I’ve a review over at the Horn Book of Emile and the Field (Make Me a World, March 2022), written by Kevin Young and illustrated by Chioma Ebinama.

It’s one of the most exquisite picture books you’ll see this year.

The review is here, and here today at 7-Imp are some spreads.


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“Though they too love it, and if we share, Emile’s father said, who usually had an answer, and learn to take care, it means the field will be here forever.”
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EMILE AND THE FIELD. Text copyright © 2022 by Kevin Young. Jacket art and interior illustrations copyright © 2022 by Chioma Ebinama. Illustrations reproduced by permission of the publisher, Make Me a World, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books, New York.

2 comments to “Emile and the Field

  1. Gorgeous watercolor. Love the textured paper showing in the prints.

  2. Me too, Alice! So beautiful.

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