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 the office to store it here because Salley and her husband were enjoying some R&R on a boat off the coast of Turkey.

We've pulled the art out of hiding quite often, showing it to visitors and just taking some time to gaze in amazement. Yesterday, Salley came to pick it up and we found it hard to say good-bye to the art— and to Salley, who sat down for lunch with us and told stories about Turkey, her RISD days, and life on Cape Cod.

She took a lot of photos of the office; we're wondering if they might show up on her blog soon. We took some of her, too, to accompany her speech in the January issue. Here's a sneak peek at part of the cover, followed by two of the Artist at Work photos.

Salley Mavor art

Salley Mavor at work

Lolly Robinson

Lolly Robinson is a freelance designer and consultant with degrees in studio art and children’s literature. She is the former creative director for The Horn Book, Inc., and has taught children’s literature at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education. She has served on the Caldecott and Boston Globe-Horn Book Award committees and blogged for Calling Caldecott and Lolly's Classroom on this site.


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Lunch with Lee Kingman — The Horn Book

[...] visit, Lee has been creating bas relief fabric constructions of nature scenes that remind me of Salley Mavor‘s work. We should all be so industrious! Table mat printed from one of Lee’s Folly Cove [...]

Posted : Aug 20, 2012 06:19

Katie Bircher

Information on ordering single/special issues is here: and here's how to subscribe: :)

Posted : Nov 14, 2011 03:54

Barbara-Helen Hill

I just love her work and it is great to see that she is going to be featured on your cover. How wonderful for her. May I ask how one would get a copy of the issue with her on the cover?

Posted : Nov 13, 2011 11:56



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