Marla Frazee, multiple award-winning children’s book author and illustrator, shares her vision in a captivating conversation with Eve and Julie. The recipient of two Caldecott Honors and the Boston Globe Horn Book Award, Marla knew that she wanted to become an illustrator before she’d even found language. She explains why her three favorite illustrated books--The Carrot Seed, Blueberries for Sal, and Where the Wild Things Are--inspired her from the moment she first saw them as a young child, and what she’s learned from her deep study of them over the years. Marla sets out in revelatory detail, too, her process for transforming the text of a story into a fully realized, immersive world. And she shares insights about the relationships among authors, editors, and illustrators in the realm of picture book publishing.
All the World
A Caldecott Honor picture book
"... [a] shining, subtle craftsmanship ... moves this title from merely enjoyable to genuinely inspired.... In short, it's a moving and accessible celebration of the poetry of ordinary human life." ― The Bulletin for the Center for Children's Books
The Farmer and the Circus
The final installment of Caldecott Honoree Frazee’s Farmer trilogy
"Frazee devotes particular attention to the distinctive ways the characters respond to each other and to their expressions of affection, in this celebration of two disparate lifestyles resolving into a single new one." ― Publishers Weekly