Christy Hale

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Blowing the Horn: Architecture of the Imagination

My hope for the children’s book industry and the Horn Book is that both will continue to create and expose children to books that widen their world, not narrow it. Illustration (c) 2012 by Christy Hale from Dreaming Up: A Celebration of Building. Shared with permission of the publisher, Lee...

Dreaming Up: Author/Illustrator Christy Hale’s 2013 BGHB Nonfiction Honor Speech

Many summers ago I studied painting in Barcelona. I visited several Antoni Gaudí buildings but was awestruck by La Sagrada Família. The fluid, twisting turrets were unlike anything I’d ever seen — except maybe a sandcastle. Gaudí’s work is as playful and exuberant as a child’s.Dreaming Up is my celebration...

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