Category Archives: Interviews

The Poetic Power of Illustration: Interview with William Grill

Bandoola: The Great Elephant Rescue, by William Grill     When I came across William Grill’s book The Wolves of Currumpaw four years ago, I had no idea that I was in for a complete shift of view on children’s … Read More

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The Crush Series: Interview with Ian Worboys

Monkey Crush, by Ian Worboys, with illustrations by Silke Diehl   Ian Worboys didn’t grow up with the idea of becoming a writer of children’s books. But he discovered early on that rhyming poetry helped him overcome dislexya. And as … Read More

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Leaving Space for the Reader’s Imagination: Interview with Marianne Dubuc

”Le lion et l’oiseau” (“The Lion and the Bird”). Marianne Dubuc   If we had the courage to trust our imagination, to leave things unexplained, to find our own answers, to accept the mystery of not knowing everything, to constantly … Read More

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The Lost Daughter: In Conversation with Costume Designer Edward K. Gibbon

In my interview with Edward K. Gibbon, I am talking to the costume designer about one of the best films of last year, The Lost Daughter, about his collaborative work with director and screenwriter Maggie Gyllenhaal, and why it is important to know when to actually stop designing. Read More

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Beyond Ernest et Célestine: The Art of Gabrielle Vincent. In Conversation with Fondation Monique Martin

Gabrielle Vincent’s simple stories about the unlikely friendship between a big bear with a kind heart and a little mouse with a strong personality, two different worlds that beautifully come together, told gently and poetically, and so tenderly and expressively rendered through the minimalist hand-drawn watercolour brushstrokes, have had the power to capture the hearts of the young and old everywhere. Read More

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