Monday, June 10, 2019

Bibliophile's Corner

Helen Oxenbury
a life in illustration
by Leonard S. Marcus

Flap Copy Description:
A fascinating, beautiful, and definitive account of the life of esteemed artist Helen Oxenbury.Filled with insights that span Helen Oxenbury's life -- from her early childhood through a career in children's books that started in the 1960s and is still going strong today -- here is an exquisitely designed and thoroughly entertaining celebration of one of the finest illustrators of our time. Written by acclaimed author Leonard S. Marcus, Helen Oxenbury: A Life in Illustration is a keepsake that is sure to engage and delight everyone from scholars to art aficionados, as well as the many fans who have grown up with Helen Oxenbury's enchanting books.

My Thoughts:
This book came across my path as I was perusing literary articles on Twitter. The whimsical cover art grabbed me right away. Little did I know that Helen Oxenbury - a life in illustration would introduce me to the talented illustrator of so many well-known children's books! Learning about the journey of an artist or writer is something I always enjoy. Ms. Oxenbury's creative path is especially inspirational and entertaining. I highly recommend Helen Oxenbury - a life in illustration to any adult who loves art and children's books!

Click here to learn about the author, Leonard S. Marcus.

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