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Salley Mavor's cover art

Martha, Cathie, and I went to Kitty's house, and just LOOK what came "out of the box": It's the original art by Salley Mavor from her January/February 2012 Horn Book Magazine cover! This  cover was overwhelmingly crowned winner of Horn Book Cover Madness: January/February, and its very generous owner -- a Friend of the Horn Book who...

January/February Cover Madness Winner!

Congratulations to Salley Mavor's 2012 January/February cover! Salley's book Pocketful of Posies: A Treasury of Nursery Rhymes won the 2011 Boston Globe–Horn Book Award for Picture Book, and as is tradition, the BGHB Picture Book Award winner creates an original piece of art for the January/February cover. Isn't it stunning? Read more about the...

Review of My Bed: Enchanting Ways to Fall Asleep Around the World

My Bed: Enchanting Ways to Fall Asleep Around the World by Rebecca Bond; illus. by Salley Mavor Preschool    Houghton    40 pp.    g 9/20    978-0-544-94906-5    $18.99 e-book ed.  978-0-358-35905-0    $13.99 “My bed rocks on the water. / My bed sways in the breeze. / My bed’s beneath a curtain. / My...

Pocketful of memories

Yesterday, a friend posted a link to fabric artist Salley Mavor’s blog where Salley revisits a 2012 post on her process of creating the eye-popping three-dimensional cover art for The Horn Book Magazine’s January/February 2012 issue. Salley’s book Pocketful of Posies: A Treasury of Nursery Rhymes had won the 2011...

Studio Views: The Common Thread

For as long as I can remember, I’ve felt that my pictures were plain and unfinished unless something real was glued, stapled, or sewn on to them. It still feels that way, and over the years I’ve found a method of working that allows me to explore and play with...

More on the January cover

Our Salley Mavor swoon-fest continues: check out her blog post about how she created the stunning cover for the January/February 2012 issue of The Horn Book Magazine. Salley's also offering a poster giveaway--get over there and get in on the action!...

Pocketful of Posies Acceptance Speech

Accepting the 2011 Boston Globe–Horn Book Award for Picture Book, illustrator Salley Mavor delivered this speech on September 30, 2011. I would like to thank the Boston Globe–Horn Book selection committee for choosing Pocketful of Posies as an award winner this year. It is a great honor to have my...

Salley Mavor in the house

For the past few weeks we have been housing a treasure. Salley Mavor, who won a Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Pocketful of Posies, created an original piece for our January/February Magazine cover. When I picked it up from the photographer a few weeks ago, I brought it back to...

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