All about books/Life in publishing
Adrienne Adams, A Halloween Happening (1981)
I created a jacket illustration & spot artwork for Esther Ehrlich’s debut middle grade novel Nest, published by Wendy Lamb Books, an imprint of Random House. Esther also privately commissioned me to create four bird illustrations for her author website and promotional use. (Book design by Stephanie Moss.)
This book is so, SO wonderful!
Party of One
"To all children who like ice cream"-Dedication in Sparkle and Spin: A Book About Words by Ann and Paul Rand
My copy of The Giant Golden Book of Cat Stories by Elizabeth Coatsworth, illustrated by Feodor Rojankovsky, is totally falling apart. This book is such a gem.
From the delightfully charming Baby Bear’s Books, written by Jane Yolen, illustrated by Melissa Sweet, 2006
Mama and baby birds from Johnny Maple-Leaf by Alvin Tresselt, illustrated by Roger Duvoisin, 1948.
We live in a “diverse and often fractious country,” writes Robert Dawson, but there are some things that unite us—among them, our love of libraries. “A locally governed and tax-supported system that dispenses knowledge and information for everyone throughout the country at no cost to its patrons is an astonishing thing,” the photographer writes in the introduction to his book, The Public Library: A Photographic Essay. “It is a shared commons of our ambitions, our dreams, our memories, our culture, and ourselves.”
But what do these places look like? Over the course of 18 years, Dawson found out. Inspired by “the long history of photographic survey projects,” he traveled thousands of miles and photographed hundreds of public libraries in nearly all 50 states. Looking at the photos, the conclusion is unavoidable: American libraries are as diverse as Americans. They’re large and small, old and new, urban and rural, and in poor and wealthy communities. Architecturally, they represent a range of styles, from the grand main branch of the New York Public Library to the humble trailer that serves as a library in Death Valley National Park, the hottest place on Earth. “Because they’re all locally funded, libraries reflect the communities they’re in,” Dawson said in an interview. “The diversity reflects who we are as a people.”
I just finished reading Nest byEsther Ehrlich, and what a beautiful story! I was in tears almost the entire time, this book is crazy good. It hits shelves September 9th, and I highly recommend checking it out, but make sure you have a box of tissues by your side.