Please join us at the Bookshop on Sunday, December 9th at 3 pm as we welcome author and illustrator Barbara McClintock, signing her latest books, "Leave Your Sleep" and "Twelve Kinds of Ice".
Award-winning children’s book author and illustrator Barbara McClintock draws like a dream; her “beautifully restrained use of color may evoke a long-ago time, but her compositions are so dynamic that there's always something for contemporary children to discover.” [Michael Cart, Booklist]
Full of humor and wit and strong characterizations, her books are timeless charmers.
Barbara's books have won 4 New York Times Best Books awards, a New York Times Notable Book citation, a Boston Globe/Horn Book Honor award, and numerous other awards, recommended/best book lists, and starred reviews.
This collection of classic children's poetry, adapted to music by
Natalie Merchant, opens the door to a wondrous world filled with witches
and fearless girls, blind men and elephants, giants and sailors and
dancing bears. Leave Your Sleep features a daring and delightful
selection, ranging from the beloved (e.e. cummings, Edward Lear, and
Jack Prelutsky) to the undiscovered (the young Nathalia Crane). Natalie
Merchant's brilliant musical renderings, selected from her highly
praised album, share the stage with Barbara McClintock's richly imagined
art to create a memorable reading, looking, and listening experience.
“This is a joyful, spirited gem of a book, as bracing and glorious as a perfect stretch of ice.” –Newbery Honor author Joyce Sidman
With the first ice—a skim on a sheep pail so thin it breaks when touched—one family’s winter begins in earnest. Next comes ice like panes of glass. And eventually, skating ice! Take a literary skate over field ice and streambed, through sleeping orchards and beyond. The first ice, the second ice, the third ice . . . perfect ice . . . the last ice . . . Twelve kinds of ice are carved into twenty nostalgic vignettes, illustrated in elegantly scratched detail by the award-winning Barbara McClintock.