oops, yet another non-art post...but I just can't contain my excitement :)
My sister and I headed out to the Montclair Public Library (i think?) today. She told me about their great 6 (old, unloved?) books for $1 deal, so we went to loot their bookshelves.
And loot we did.
48 books for $8, what a steal. We found several of our beloved childhood books. I was on the hunt for great illustrations, and managed to pick up a ton of lovely picture books. Wanted to share some of my favorites here (they're too good NOT to share):
Trina Schart Hyman. I fell in love with her work after seeing Saint George and the Dragon. ha I was overjoyed to find five of her books.
Mercer Mayer (from East of the Sun & West of the Moon)
Eric Beddows (from Shadow Play). Wonderful silhouettes.
Nancy Ekholm Burkert (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs)
Barbara Berger (Grandfather Twilight) Very simple and whimsical...nice colors, too.
Heidi Holder (Aesop's Fables)
Susan Jeffers (top, for The Wild Swans) and John Steptoe (bottom, for the wonderful Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters)
Some Tomie DePaola (top) and Don Freeman (bottom, for Inspector Peckit)
this one was an interesting find. It's by Rolf Myller. The book, A Very Noisy Day, caught my eye because of the way typography was utilized.
Very happy to find his little autobiography. Not very heavy with insight, more like a collection of light anecdotes, complemented with his lively illustrations.
and another, from Cyrus the Unsinkable Sea Serpent
all images (c) their respective creators
1 year ago