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Out of This World: Balzer & Bray / Harper Collins
Out of This World / Balzer & Bray / Harper Collins

Out of This World: The Surreal Art of Leonora Carrington

Written by Michelle Markel

US Publisher: Balzer & Bray / Harper Collins

Hardcover US and Canada ISBN: 978-0-06-244109-6

Date of publication: January 2019

40 pages

Out of This World / Harper Collins
Out of This World / Balzer & Bray / Harper Collins
Out of This World / Balzer & Bray / Harper Collins
Out of This World /Balzer & Bray / Harper Collins
Out of This World / Balzer & Bray / Harper Collins
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The Fantastic Jungles of Henri Rousseau/ Eerdmans Books for Young Children
The Fantastic Jungles of Henri Rousseau / Eerdmans Books for Young Children


The Fantastic Jungles of Henri Rousseau

Written by Michelle Markel

US Publisher: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers

Hardcover ISBN: 978-0-8028-5364-6

Year of publication: 2012

34 pages

Ages 5-9

 

Foreign Co-editions »
Yuan-Liou Publishers (Taiwan h/b) ISBN: 9789573276821,
Rikuyosha Children & YA Books (Japan h/b) ISBN: 9784897378213,
Pa’amon Books in Yan Hamelach (Israel h/b) ISBN: 9789659117123

 

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Awards & Selections

  •  Winner of the PEN/Steven Kroll Award for Picture Book Writing for an exceptional story illustrated in a picture book published in 2012
  • Winner of the Parents’ Choice Gold Award Spring 2013 Picture Books
  • Storytelling World Resource Awards: Stories for Pre-Adolescent Listeners honors selection 2014
  • Vermont Red Clover Award Nominee 2013 – 2014
  • Capitol Choices 2013
  • Bank Street College Best Children’s Books of 2013
  • Society of Illustrators “The Original Art” Annual Exhibition 2012
  • New York Public Library: Children’s Books 2012: 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing
  • Junior Library Guild selection 2012
  • About.com: Best Illustrated Children’s Books of the Year 2012
  • Fuse # 8: 100 Magnificent Children’s Books for 2012
  • Booklist: Top Ten Arts Books for Youth
  • The Scottish Book Trust: Featured book in Ten Artistic Reads

Reviews

“Hall’s evocation of Rousseau’s lush jungles captures the artist’s child-friendly work; Markel’s text is both accessible and likely to awe.”

— New York Times

 

“Rousseau’s spirit has inspired Amanda Hall: this book is a captivating homage to a lavish, playful, painterly world…Meanwhile, Markel tells his story, and lets us know how art eventually won out against establishment ridicule. – this book is the freshest of breezes”

— Observer

 

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The Fantastic Jungles of Henri Rousseau / Eerdmans Books for Young Children
The Fantastic Jungles of Henri Rousseau / Eerdmans Books for Young
The Fantastic Jungles of Henri Rousseau / Eerdmans Books for Young Children
The Fantastic Jungles of Henri Rousseau / Eerdmans Books for Young Children
he Fantastic Jungles of Henri Rousseau / Eerdmans Books for Young Children
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Babushka / Lion Children’s Books
Babushka / Lion Children’s Books

Babushka

Written by Dawn Casey
UK Publisher: Lion Children’s Books
Hardcover ISBN: 978-0-7459-6522-2

Softcover ISBN: 978-0-7459-7691-4

Date of publication: 18th September 2015
32 pages

 

Foreign Co-editions »
Good Books (US h/b) ISBN-10: 1-68099-188-4,
Good Books (US h/b) ISBN-13: 978-1-68099-188-8,
Éditions LLB (France s/b/) ISBN: 978-2-85031-792-7

 

Reviews

The emotionally satisfying folk tale is told in lyrical, polished prose that exudes an air of magic and mystery. Captivating, full-page illustrations in a cool palette of blues and purples set the Russian scene and help create a distinct personality for the doll-shaped Babushka.’

Kirkus /starred review

 

‘The illustrations are wonderful, colourful and vibrant. This would be an excellent addition to any family’s Christmas library as well as being useful in a unit of Christmas cultures and traditions around the world.’
– Goodreads / Carla Johnson-Hicks 

 

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Babushka / Lion Children’s Books
Babushka / Lion Children’s Books
Babushka / Lion Children’s Books
Babushka / Lion Children’s Books
Babushka / Lion Children’s Books
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The Lion Classic Aesop’s Fables / Lion Children’s Books
The Lion Classic Aesop’s Fables / Lion Children’s Books
The Lion Classic Aesop’s Fables / Lion Children’s Books
The Lion Classic Aesop’s Fables / Lion Children’s Books

The Lion Classic Aesop’s Fables

Retold by Margaret McAllister

UK Publisher: Lion Children’s Books

Hardcover ISBN: 978-0-7459-6200-9

Year of publication: 2011

126 pages

 

Foreign Co-editions »
Il Pozzo di Giacobbe (Italy h/b) ISBN: 978-88-6124-373-6,
Rock House Publishers (China h/b) ISBN: 978-962-399-216-9,
Editorial Trillas (Mexico p/b) ISBN: 978-607-17-1774-0,

 

Awards & Selections

  • Highly Commended in the Junior Design Awards best classic picture book 2012

 

Reviews

“Amanda Hall’s beautifully textured use of crayon is particularly successful in her depiction of animals where the light and shade suggests the weight or suppleness of their bodies.Her artworks are framed tableaux in which elements break free to dramatic effect.”

— Books for Keeps – Book of the week

 

“this collection is set apart by its sensitive illustrations from Amanda Hall, whose graceful depictions of people and animals bring these fables alive.”
— lovereading4kids 

 

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The Lion Classic Aesop’s Fables / Lion Children’s Books
The Lion Classic Aesop’s Fables / Lion Children’s Books
The Lion Classic Aesop’s Fables / Lion Children’s Books
The Lion Classic Aesop’s Fables / Lion Children’s Books
The Lion Classic Aesop’s Fables / Lion Children’s Books
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Tales from India / Templar Publishing
Tales from India / Templar Publishing
Tales from India / Templar Publishing
Tales from India / Templar Publishing

Tales From India
Written by Jamila Gavin
UK Publisher: Templar Publishing

Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-84877-202-1

Year of publication: 2011

Softcover ISBN-10: 1787410889

Softcover ISBN-13: 978-1787410886

Date of publication: 10/8/17

96 pages

 

Foreign Co-editions »
Candlewick Press (US h/b) ISBN 978-0-7636-5564-8

 

Reviews

“Tales from India: Stories of Creation and the Cosmos is a collection of Hindu myths, beautifully illustrated by Amanda Hall, and told in a lively, exciting style that makes them seen new-minted.”

— Books for Keeps 

 

“Tales from India is exemplary, a model of narrative and visual storytelling by two talented and inspired artists. …“The stories in Tales from India owe much to the fascinating art and visual design of illustrator Amanda Hall. 

— New York Journal of Books

 

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Tales from India / Templar Publishing
Tales from India / Templar Publishing
Tales from India / Templar Publishing
Tales from India / Templar Publishing
Tales from India / Templar Publishing
Tales from India / Templar Publishing
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