It was my introduction to Ungerer’s work by Sendak…
that lit the spark…
that kindled the fire…
that changed my course…
and made me see…
a life and career that I could build.
Thirty years later…another spark from Ungerer became a book. (Link to The Story of ELEPHANT’S STORY below)
Tomi is back…
in an e-mail from Brad…
in response to questions…
I answered for a blog…..
Brad thought…with my connections to Sendak and Ungerer…I might be interested in his film: FAR OUT ISN’T FAR ENOUGH: THE TOMI UNGERER STORY
I saw it as soon as it was released. After reading about the film in the NYTimes last Spring….I planned my trip to Chicago for ALA around it’s screening at the GENE SISKEL FILM CENTER last June.
I’m thrilled to know that I can now download it on iTunes and/or see it on Netflix.
Now I can see it again….and again…
Thank you, Brad!!!…for making such a wonderful film…for capturing Tomi (and Maurice) and sharing them with the rest of us.
note that this is not a film for young children…but do read them Tomi’s books…and if you can find the early animations from Weston Woods…The Three Robbers is one of our favorites…delicious!
ps.…I found the ticket stub while I was cleaning my studio…just after I responded to Brad’s e-mail…hmmmm…
The snow won’t keep Elephant and Gracie away from the Norwich Bookstore’s event at The Norwich Public Library!…in Norwich, VT…just across the river from Hanover, NH.
Join us for reading….drawing…and tons of fun making Elephant Valentines…We’re back in VT and ready to play!… See you there…tcp
Elephant and Gracie have been having fun visiting bookstores and reading to kids…(no monkeys….yet!)
Thanks to all of the amazing independent booksellers we’re meeting in our travels.
Not only are they passionate about books…they don’t even blink when I bring an elephant into their stores!
We’ve been posting when we can on our Facebook page:
As well as Elephant’ Facebook Page:
Visit the EVENTS page on my website to see when they’ll be in your area.
If you missed them…they’ve left a trail of autographed books!
I’m back in my studio for a few days….Elephant and Gracie are resting up….getting ready for their next visit….something about meeting a “Brown Dog” in VT this weekend?
We’re getting our sketches…photos…and videos together…fun Elephant News…check back soon!…tcp
Elephant’s Story will go on sale on Oct. 22nd.
The books have arrived!
Elephant and Gracie will be visiting bookstores…
to see if they will be in your area…visit my website.
www.traceycampbellpearson.com and click on the Events page
Hope to see you here…there…or somewhere!….tcp
Elephant and Gracie…taking time out to enjoy the Fall colors….
Elephant’s thinking about his big day…
Their book…ELEPHANT’S STORY…will be out OCT 22nd…
The ABC Best Books for Children Fall Catalog with Elephant and Gracie on the cover…and inside…is on-line and available in bookstores soon…they are very excited.
Elephant has his own blog…visit him at:
The Brooks Memorial Library has a show of artwork from children’s book illustrators that changes every couple of months. It’s a great opportunity to see how different the process of making a picture book is for each illustrator.The show changes every couple of months.
The release date for my new book ELEPHANT’S STORY (Margaret Ferguson Books by Farrar Straus Giroux BYR) is October. 22nd. But you can get a sneak peek and see my process…if you can’t get to Brattleboro, VT….here’s a link to pictures from the show onElephant’s Blog:
Enjoy the show….visit your library…tcp
Elephant and Gracie are excited to be taking part in the Original Art Show at The Society of Illustrators in NY.
They are thrilled to be surrounded by wonderful art by wonderful artists in a wonderful show….cool.
Although there is the “Elephant in the room” concern…but maybe there will be more elephants…they can have an elephant party!
It’s a great show of original children’s book art…hope to see you there!….tcp
“The Original Art: Celebrating the Fine Art of Children’s Book Illustration is on display at the Museum of American Illustration at the Society of Illustrators from October 23 through December 21, 2013. Founded in 1980 by artist’s agent Dilys Evans, this exhibit showcases the year’s best children’s books. For editors and art directors, it is an inspiration and a treasure trove of talent to draw upon. For art students, it is a marvelous opportunity to examine—up close—the work of the best in the field. And for the public, it is a chance to appreciate the enormous range of creativity in children’s books and to see both the printed pages and the original paintings, drawings, prints, and collages they represent.”