Friday, September 26, 2014
In searching for STAR STUFF: Carl Sagan and the Mysteries of the Cosmos- I came across this by ttmp :)
Thursday, September 25, 2014
It's no accident that we all lie nestled together in the curves of the universe. We are tugged by the forces of celestial tides. Time folds in on itself and outward again in gladness as we spin around, each of us an utter miracle in the sea of tiny white stars.
-Jamien E. Morehouse
Thank you to Sharon Lovejoy for the poem :)
Monday, September 22, 2014
STARRED review (number two!!) for STAR STUFF: Carl Sagan and the Mysteries of the Cosmos this one from Kirkus!
Continued floating :)
STAR STUFF: Carl Sagan and the Mysteries of the Cosmos has earned a second starred review! This one from Kirkus. Here is an excerpt:
"Young Carl Sagan looks endearingly like his grown-up self, with expressive dark eyebrows and a cheerful look of inquiry, in this warm account of the life of the notable scientist.
Sisson captures an important moment in young Sagan’s life. In a library, where he has been handed a book on stars, “Carl’s heart beat faster with every page he turned.” The next double-page spread offers a vertical orientation and a gatefold opening skyward, as if Carl himself were soaring into space... Sisson’s economical narrative and lighthearted illustrations convey Sagan’s regard for the power of imagination and his generous approach to knowledge..."
And here is a link to the full review.
And here is a picture of me with an early story board a couple of years ago for the book attending a meeting got my wonderful critique group back in California.
Floating :) And no, I don't know this wonderful woman who gave the review.
And excerpt from the review:
And excerpt from the review:
Told in narrative format, this beautifully designed and illustrated picture book gives readers a glimpse into the childhood wonderings Sagan experienced as he looked at the night sky and imagined the possibilities. .... A gorgeous, informative offering for biography and science collections.–Maggie Chase, Boise State University, IDA link to the full review here.
That you can see by clicking here.
Saturday, September 20, 2014
There was lots of work revamping my new website- which is scheduled to launch before October 14th. Our talented friend Robin Chilton helped with a mini-movie- which, thanks to his creativity and vision is going to be pretty awesome :)
Going to my favorite yoga studio on the planet with my favorite peeps as much as possible.
Working on new projects and reviewing books. Loved the one on the table there - a new one coming out in December written and illustrated by the incredible Floyd Cooper.
Friday, September 19, 2014
Enjoyed a bit of sun on our deck back home in California, watched pelicans dive for fish pulled weeds, trimmed massive vines invading the garden and planted new things.
Clean up and properly stored some old friends I haven't used in awhile and probably won't in the near future ...I'm going to take up paddle boarding here in Mauritius.
Here is a picture of the one made by Shannon McIntyre for me back in 1998- my first surfboard. I took this photo from the water in 2001 and it hangs in may parents' home.