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The Fakenham Ghost

January 17, 2021
The Fakenham Ghost

The Fakenham Ghost: A True Tale Taken from Bloomfield’s admired Rural Poems Published by W. Darton, 58 Holborn Hill, ,  On one of the blank pages between the text I found the name and date of birth of a presumed previous owner:   And some of her scribbles:  
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Jane and Eliza

December 30, 2020
Jane and Eliza

Many years ago, visiting the Rare Books Collection at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., I came upon this chapbook for children. I immediately fell in love with it and its crude, fascinating woodcuts. I knew I wanted to own my copy, but how can you find another copy of a flimsy little...
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Nursery Rhymes

December 24, 2020
Nursery Rhymes

Nursery Rhymes  
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Don’t Judge a Book by Its Cover

December 16, 2020
Don’t Judge a Book by Its Cover

  The History of Giles Gingerbread: A Little Boy who lived upon learning. By Tom Trip. Decorated with Cuts. York: Printed by J. Kendrew, Colliergate.
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Interview with The Illustration Dept.

November 19, 2020
Interview with The Illustration Dept.

Here’s my interview with Giuseppe Castellano at The Illustration Department, in which we chat about children’s books, Bosch, Giotto, Maurice Sendak, comic strips, Lane Smith, Alessandro Sanna, etc.  
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Fox + Chick: The Quiet Boat Ride and Other Stories

October 2, 2019
Fox + Chick: The Quiet Boat Ride and Other Stories

Available at bookstores here and there and also here: Indiebound.
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Three starred reviews for Roar Like a Dandelion

October 2, 2019
Three starred reviews for Roar Like a Dandelion

  “An abecedarian catalog of delights. (…) This work adroitly bridges the more-than-half-century gap between two accomplished artists.” — Kirkus Reviews (starred review) “Each page offers its own adventure; taken together, the spreads create an irresistible, deliciously subversive invitation to turn one’s back on the tiresome.” — Publishers Weekly (starred review) “With a nod to the...
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Roar Like a Dandelion

October 2, 2019
Roar Like a Dandelion

Available now in bookstores and online, including Indiebound.
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Fox + Chick Win a Geisel Honor!

February 1, 2019
Fox + Chick Win a Geisel Honor!


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Good Boy

January 10, 2019
Good Boy

  Published by Atheneum/Simon & Schuster and available on Indiebound and elsewhere, or directly at your favorite bookstore.
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The Sendak Fellowship

Fox+Chick: The Quiet Boat Ride and Other Stories

Fox+Chick: The Quiet Boat Ride and Other Stories

Fox+Chick: The Party and Other Stories

Fox+Chick: The Party and Other Stories

This Is Not a Picture Book!

This Is Not a Picture Book!

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School Visits

School Visits

Two Mice

Two Mice

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A Letter for Leo

A Letter for Leo

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“Have You Seen My New Blue Socks?”

“Have You Seen My New Blue Socks?”

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