Wednesday, November 3, 2010

I'm so excited!

CHRISTMAS IS HERE has received its 3rd starred review! Can't quite believe it...Thank you Publishers Weekly!

Adapted from the King James Bible and illustrated by Lauren Castillo (SSBFYR;9781442408227)
Snowflakes fall on a young family watching a live nativity scene in their city neighborhood. As the boy peers into the manger, the story shifts to an ancient field underneath gentle moonglow and a brilliant star's guiding light on the holy night observed by shepherds. By literally bookending the traditional account of Jesus' birth (with text from the King James Bible) with cheery modern imagery, sans commercial trappings, Castillo underscores the connection between past and present. Sketched in thick, black line, her kind-looking figures, human and animal, convey a wealth of emotion. Ages 3–7. (Oct.)


Kristi Valiant said...

Wow! Congratulations! I look forward to seeing it.

Diane Smith said...

Looks beautiful! I look forward to finding a copy and seeing it in full!


Lauren Castillo said...

Thanks so much, Kristi and Diane!

Ben Hatke said...

Congratulations Lauren! So nice to see your work properly appreciated!