I had the pleasure of meeting the wonderful ilustrator Jeanne de Sainte Marie at the Bologna Book Fair and at the SCBWI Conference there where I spoke. Jeanne’s illustrations are exquisite. Her Hope Card illustration invites children and adults into Emily Dickernson’s poem where ‘Hope is the thing with feathers.’
You have the gift of life ….. live it for you and the ones you remember from Michaela Reuss-Oates.
Helping Others Peacefully Everywhere from Angela Schellenberg
Love Bridget Strevens-Marzo’s tiny illustration connecting France and Australia. Bridget is wonderfully talented and a friend across the seas.
‘You cannot love good, if you cannot fight good,’ says Ken Benn New Zealand storyteller and YA author as he dons on the parish robes and the Irish accent and makes the audience laugh.
The Arch Bishop was hilarious as he related Banjo Patterson’s ‘The Man From Snowy River’ in multiple voices and personnas
This storyteller quilt is filled with the stories of storytellers. Mary French is pointing to her quilted patch and Jo Henwood is pointing to hers.
British Carnegie Medal winner of young adult literature Mal Peet and USA Michael L Printz winner of young adult literature M T Anderson were funny, warm, engaging as they spoke to the Children’s Book Council dinner at The Hughenden Boutique Hotel.