I had planned on posting a book review today up above this snow schedule post, but then I saw this snowflake (also a Christmas-tree topper) for the 2007 Robert’s Snow: for Cancer’s Cure online auctions. It was created by illustrator Linda Wingerter. Why not let this sit atop our blog for a while in all its glory? Isn’t she gorgeous? As in, heart-stoppingly beautiful? Her name is Grace. I wouldn’t dare cover her up today.
This snowflake/piece of beauty by Linda did not make the illustrator list initially sent to me by the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, so it wasn’t assigned to a blogger in this whole Blogging for a Cure effort. And I don’t believe it’s posted yet at the auction site. But I’m happy to show it to you today and to tell you a bit about Linda if you aren’t already a fan:
If you’re not familiar with Linda’s work, you can read our April interview with her, in which her talents as an illustrator, Blue Rose blogger, doll artisan, fire-spinner, puppeteer, and rollergirl are revealed. She’s probably best known for her illustrations in 2002’s One Grain of Sand: A Lullaby (Little, Brown and Company), a picture book adaptation of a lullaby written decades ago, which folksinger Pete Seeger composed for his daughter. Linda’s most recent book was 2005’s What Could Be Better Than This? by Linda Ashman (Dutton Juvenile). It’s a twist on the traditional fairy tale, the story of a dragon-slaying king and his seafaring bride who finally find their “happily ever after” in the simple, everyday wonders revealed to them by their young child. You can read about all of Linda’s illustrated titles thus far in that afore-linked interview.
I failed to find out in which auction (Auction 1, 2, or 3) this snowflake/tree-tropper will be included. But, since I have a feeling people will be very curious to know, I’ll try to find out today and amend this post later.
ADDENDUM: Okeley-dokeley. Linda’s snowflake will be auctioned off in Auction 3: December 3 to 7!
Here’s today snow forecast:
- Ann Koffsky, featured by Anne Boles Levy at Book Buds
- Bill Carman, featured by Elizabeth Burns at A Chair, A Fireplace & A Tea Cozy
- Gretel Parker, featured by TadMack and a. fortis at Finding Wonderland
- Matt Phelan, featured by Mary Lee and Franki at A Year of Reading
- Stephanie Roth, featured by Uma Krishnaswami at Writing with a broken tusk
Did you see yesterday’s features? I wish I had time to point out some highlights from all of them, as I enjoyed reading each one. Go check out Dan Santat’s unusual snowflake, featured by Kelly Fineman yesterday at Writing and Ruminating (and find out exactly what my new favorite word, “chillax,” means); go hear Blogging for a Cure’s second podcast and first informative audio interview (with Diane Greenseid) at Just One More Book!!; and, by all means, don’t miss Alissa Imre Geis’ snowflake (entitled “Hope for Winter”), as featured by Elaine Magliaro at Wild Rose Reader, because it has an excerpt from an Emily Dickinson poem on it, which is so flippin’ beautiful, it made me cry. I might even feature it again later here at 7-Imp.
All the features yesterday were great. Thanks to each and every participating blogger for these snowflake/illustrator features. As I say every single day in case you’ve missed it, don’t forget this new page here at 7-Imp, updated daily, which lists all the illustrator features thus far in one spot, and it’s turning into a handy-dandy, way-cool illustrator resource for us Picture Book Nerds.