30.4.16

Sadie is NYC-bound

This Is Sadie is to be staged by the New York City Children's Theatre, as announced by Quill and Quire this week. 
This is Sadie is coming to the stage. The New York City Children’s Theater will produce a stage version of Sara O’Leary’s story of a little girl with a big imagination, set to premiere in 2018. The book has garnered universal praise for the gorgeous illustrations by Julie Morstad, its lovely text, and spirited protagonist.
It's thrilling news, particularly as NYCCT has such an excellent mandate. 
Our mission is to promote children’s literacy and social development through professional theater productions and arts-in-education programs. We reach children and their communities with a wide range of programming, including full-scale productions, small touring shows, interactive workshops and in-school residencies, and engage with them in traditional theater spaces, school auditoriums, classrooms and cultural venues in their neighborhoods.
There have been lots of lovely surprises since This Is Sadie was published last spring, but this may be one of my favourites so far.  Really looking forward to seeing the production.

9.4.16

Picture Book Club

This Is Sadie is the first pick for Magpie & Mabel's Picture Book Club. Visit their page for more information on the event and online participation in their Once Upon a Time Project.

5.4.16

Owls Are Very Good At Keeping Secrets


Owls are very good at keeping secrets is a sentence that is very fun to say. It's also a secret that was kind of hard to keep. 


Check out Jacob Grant's fine work here. I am very happy to be working with Maria and Tara--both of whom I'm convinced are among the most brilliant children's editors out there. (Full disclosure: I am slightly partial to editors who sign my work.)