What I’m Doing at Kirkus This Week, Plus What I Did
Last Week, Featuring Rebecca Cobb and Nadine Kaadan

h1 October 26th, 2018 by jules

“Pushing back the war with every step.”
— From Nicola Davies’s
The Day War Came,
illustrated by Rebecca Cobb


“He opened the door and walked outside. When he reached the street,
it was completely empty. Everything was different. …”
— From Nadine Kaadan’s
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Over at Kirkus today, I’ve got three new picture books about knocking down walls.

That is here.

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Last week, I wrote here about Nadine Kaadan’s Tomorrow (Lantana, September 2018) and Nicola Davies’s The Day War Came (Candlewick, September 2018), illustrated by Rebecca Cobb.

I’ve art from each book today. Enjoy!


From The Day War Came:


“At first, just like a spattering of hail, a voice of thunder …
then all smoke and fire and noise that I didn’t understand.”

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“I ran. Walked over fields and roads and mountains in the cold and mud and rain;
rode on the back of trucks, in buses; went on a boat that leaked and almost sank;
then up a beach where shoes lay empty in the sand.”

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From Tomorrow:


“Now, the minute she woke up she would watch the news
with the volume turned up loud … SO LOUD!”

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“He went to the living room and screamed,
‘I want to go to the park NOWWWWWWWWW!!”

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“Suddenly he saw his father striding towards him.
He took his hand and they walked home together.”

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THE DAY WAR CAME. Text copyright © 2018 by Nicola Davies. Illustrations copyright © 2018 by Rebecca Cobb and reproduced by permission of the publisher, Candlewick Press, Somerville, MA on behalf of Walker Books, London.

TOMORROW. Text, Illustration & Translation © Nadine Kaadan 2018. American edition published in 2018 by Lantana Publishing Ltd., UK. Illustrations reproduced by permission of Lantana.

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