Monday, April 8, 2013

This happened...

So my last post was a love letter to the children's literature community. Then this happened yesterday ...


... my amazing and most talented friend Fifi Colston drew this while waiting for her son to come out of surgery (it went well I believe folks). This captures a scene in my book so beautifully. I almost cried when I saw it. Imagine having artwork like this scattered through the book, graceful surprises to counterpoint the harshness of the family's circumstances.

On Friday I fly to Wellington for the weekend for the launch of A Winter's Day in 1939 (or AWD as it is affectionately becoming known) at The Children's Bookshop in Kilbirnie - 3pm Saturday April 13th - everyone welcome. And I am being put up by writing luminary Fleur Beale.

I am feeling very lucky

3 comments:

Jane Bloomfield said...

I can see a hardback edition with Fifi's illustrations; a thin sheet of wax paper to protect each one...

Old Kitty said...

It's lovely! All the best! Take care
x

Bohdan Szymanik said...

Wish I'd been a little more onto it - we only live a short distance up the hill from the Children's Bookshop!