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Friday, May 16, 2014

51 AUTHOR PORTRAITS DRAWN BY ZAK PULLEN

Award-winning illustrator Zak Pullen contributed the gorgeous illustrations that made an art piece out of the first picture book from Why Not Books -- Francis and Eddie, which tells the tale of the stunning triumph of 20-year-old amateur golfer Francis Ouimet (and his 10-year-old caddie) at the 1913 U.S. Open. We consider it an unprecedented contribution to the world of children's literature about golf --which is appropriate because Pullen loves golf, and he loves literature. The latter is evident in the following: Pullen's 51 portraits of legendary writers -- from Maya Angelou and Edward Abbey to Jack London and James Joyce to Lewis Carroll and Langston Hughes. In this case, their literary contributions are forever priceless, but a picture is worth at least a thousand words. 

 




















































2 comments:

  1. This belong in every classroom, library and bookstore in America.
    -Rodney Gene Mahafffey

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  2. This is delightful, Zak! Thank you for the gender and racial diversity, and including past and present. (Would like to have seen at least one Native American author included, though.) Wonderful!

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