‘A MARY BLAIR TREASURY OF GOLDEN BOOKS’
Fans of illustrator Mary Blair will cherish this never-before-published treasury of her Golden Books, which includes material that hasn’t been in print in decades.
“I Can Fly” is here in its unabridged glory, as are “Baby’s House,” “The Up and Down Book,” and “The Golden Book of Little Verses.”
Many of the finest pages from “The New Golden Song Book” are included, to round out this collection. All of the original artwork has been digitally reproduced.
Academy Award-winning animator John Canemaker — author of “The Art and Flair of Mary Blair” — wrote the foreword for this book honoring one of the most beloved illustrators of our time.
Mary Blair (1911-78) is revered in both the children’s animation and illustration industries. For nearly four decades, she was involved with many important Disney projects. She created the concept paintings for the animated films “Peter Pan,” “Cinderella” and “Alice in Wonderland,” and designed the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair exhibit “It’s a Small World.” Blair illustrated only a few picture books, but they include one of the best-loved classic Little Golden Books: “I Can Fly.”
‘I LIKE OLD CLOTHES’
BY MARY ANN HOBERMAN
Originally published by Knopf in 1976 (with illustrations by Jacqueline Chwast), this poem, — an exuberant celebration of hand-me-down clothes — is just as relevant and accessible today as it was 30 years ago.
Children’s Poet Laureate Mary Ann Hoberman offers a bouncy, fun-to-read-aloud text and a refreshingly agreeable, resourceful protagonist who likes old clothes for their “history” and “mystery.”
Illustrator Patrice Barton brings new, contemporary life to the poem, with an adorable little girl and her younger brother playing dress-up, making crafts, and happily treasuring their hand-me-downs.
This celebration of creativity, imaginative play and beloved hand-me-down clothes is fun and kid-friendly, with an underlying message of recycling and re-use.
‘DINOSAURS: IN YOUR FACE!’
BY DR. ROBERT T. BAKKER
Renowned paleontologist Dr. Robert T. Bakker and paleoartist Luis V. Rey combine forces in this hardcover omnibus of three dino-centric Picturebacks, available for the first time in 3-D.
The dynamic dinos in “Dinosaurs!”, “Prehistoric Monsters!,” and “Dino Babies!” have always looked like they could jump off the printed pages — and now they can.
Watch as a spiked stegosaurus tail whips off the page and scores a direct hit into an allosaurus, or a pack of raptors leap onto the back of an unsuspecting tenontosaurus, or a squealing baby titanosaur hatches from an egg and is greeted by its giant mother.
Complete with a pair of 3-D glasses that fold into a reusable storage case, “Dinosaurs: In Your Face!” makes a great gift for kids who like their science with a little action.
Dr. Robert T. Bakker is one of the most respected vertebrate paleontologists in the world. Often credited with starting the “Dinosaur Renaissance,” he is curator of Paleontology at the Houston Museum of Natural Science.
Luis V. Rey is the winner of the 2008 Lazendorf PaleoArt Award — the most prestigious international award recognizing achievement in paleontological scientific illustration.
BY AMELIA ATWATER-RHODES
The rich stew of Amelia Atwater-Rhodes’ creations — SingleEarth, vampires, shapeshifters, Tristes, the Bruja Guilds — are at full boil here in the story of two 20-ish young women trying to outrun their very different pasts, and figure out where they fit in and who they might become.
Each has landed in a more “normal” place and each wonders if, like a tattoo that can’t be covered up, they can ever really fit into “normal.”
Ages 14 and up.
‘EIGHTH GRADE IS MAKING ME SICK’
BY JENNIFER L. HOLM
Ginny has big plans for eighth grade. She’s going to try out for cheerleading, join Virtual Vampire Vixens, and maybe even fall in love.
But middle school is more of a roller-coaster ride than Ginny could have ever predicted. Her family has just moved into a fancy new house when Ginny’s stepdad loses his job. (Can worrying about money make you sick?).
Ginny’s big brother keeps getting into trouble. And there’s a new baby on the way.
Filled with Post-its, journal entries, grocery lists, hand-drawn comic strips, report cards, IMs, notes, and more, “Eighth Grade Is Making Me Sick” is the sometimes poignant, often hilarious, always relatable look at a year in the life of one girl, told entirely through her stuff.
Jennifer L. Holm is the author of three Newbery Honor Books — “Our Only May Amelia,” “Penny From Heaven,” and “Turtle in Paradise” — as well as the Babymouse and Squish series, which she collaborates with her brother Matthew Holm.
NOTE: Email email@example.com to have your name entered into a drawing for the following titles: “A Mary Blair Treasury of Golden Books” and/or “I Like Old Clothes” and/or “Dinosaurs: In Your Face!.” Deadline is 10 a.m. Nov. 26. Winner will be notified by return email. Winner is responsible for picking up the book at The Edmond Sun at 123 S. Broadway. All entrants must be 18 or older to win.
‘A MARY BLAIR TREASURY OF GOLDEN BOOKS’
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‘DEEP IN THE SAHARA’
BY KELLY CUNNANE
Kelly Cunnane, the critically acclaimed author of “For You Are a Kenyan Child,” crafts a gentle and accessible picture book with “Deep in the Sahara” that offers a glimpse into the fascinating culture of West Africa and reveals that families are much the same the world over.
Older Oklahomans invited to share poetry
The 39th Annual Oklahoma Conference on Aging is accepting entries for the 2014 Senior Poetry Contest. The contest is a popular event in conjunction with the conference, which is sponsored by DHS Aging Services.
Contestants are encouraged to submit works which reflect the conference’s theme of “Inspired Living.” Winners will be invited to read their poems and be recognized at an awards luncheon on May 20 at the Embassy Suites Norman Hotel and Conference Center.
11-28 Holiday events listing
EDITOR’S NOTE: The Edmond Sun publishes a listing of Christmas-related events as a service to the public. If you would like to have an event open to the general public listed, send the information to Mark Schlachtenhaufen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ACM@UCO faculty member releases album
Clay Withrow, adjunct faculty member at the Academy of Contemporary Music at the University of Central Oklahoma (ACM@UCO), recently released the album “Between the Madness” as a member of the progressive metal band Vangough.
“Between the Madness” is Vangough’s third studio effort and follow-up to the critically acclaimed “Kingdom of Ruin” released in 2011. Spread across 12 songs and more than 70 minutes of content, “Between the Madness” has what Withrow describes as a strong, unified sound.
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‘ANNE FRANK’S CHESTNUT TREE’
BY JANE KOHUTH
Jane Kohuth’s “Anne Frank’s Chestnut Tree” is the perfect introduction to the inspiring and important legacy of Anne Frank.
Hidden away in their Secret Annex in Amsterdam during World War II, Anne Frank and her family could not breathe fresh air or walk under the blue sky for years.
But through an attic window Anne could see the branches of a tall chestnut tree. This small glimpse of nature gave Anne hope and courage. It inspired her writing, in turn, inspiring the whole world.
FAI kicks off holiday activities Dec. 1
Winter is a busy time of the year for the staff at the Fine Arts Institute of Edmond as they plan December’s activities including the second year for “Art for the Holidays at FAI.”
Twitter reacts to the American Music Awards
In addition to being one of the biggest events on the music industry calendar, the American Music Awards also provides plenty of fodder for instant social media commentary. Here is a sampling of reaction on Twitter to Sunday night's show.
Broadway Star Kelli O’Hara to give master class at OCU
Broadway leading lady and four-time Tony Award nominee Kelli O’Hara will give a master class at Oklahoma City University, her alma mater, from noon to 2 p.m. Monday. The class is free to the public and will be in the Petree Recital Hall of the Bass Music Center at Northwest 25th Street and Blackwelder Avenue.
Historic day at Heritage Center Saturday
The desk used by a vice president of the first Oklahoma Constitutional Convention will be on display at Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center 1-3 p.m. Saturday, for the center’s monthly hands-on history Family Saturday.
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