Sunday, December 29, 2013

The Ring in the Prairie: A Shawnee Legend

by John Bierhorst, illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon.

Published by Dial Books in 1970.

This is a beautifully illustrated book based on a Shawnee legendI found it at a used bookstore the other day.  The Dillons are some of my favorite illustrators.

Leo and Diane Dillon were a prolific husband-and-wife team.  You can find a great blog of their artwork here.


Bookworm at an early age

I've been a lover of children's literature pretty much my whole life.  If anything, my appreciation  and slight obsession has only grown over time.  Ever since about age eight, I've wanted to be a children's writer.  Not just a writer, but a children's writer.  In college I studied art and English, my two main interests that can so wonderfully combine into picture books.

In between writing, I love reading blogs and discovering new illustrators or books.  I am particularly interested in diversity and multiculturalism in literature.  I hope to share book reviews and favorite illustrations, analyze topics, discuss writing and publishing, and more.