Beni Montresor «May I Bring a Friend?»

Книжка-картинка Беатрис Шенк де Ренье «May I Bring a Friend?» вышла в 1964 году. Иллюстрации к ней создал известный итальянский художник и декоратор Бени Монтресор.

Беатрис Шенк де Ренье принимала участие во многих социальных проектах, работала с беженцами, писала научную литературу и публиковалась в американских изданиях. А еще она писала детские книжки, и всего создала порядка пятидесяти произведений для детей. Ее первую книжку «The Giant Story» , к слову, оформил Морис Сендак, один из ведущих американских иллюстраторов второй половины XX века.

В «May I Bring a Friend?» рассказывается про воспитанного мальчика, которого частенько приглашают навестить короля и королеву. В каждый свой визит он берет с собой также хорошо воспитанных экзотических животных – у него оказалось множество вежливых друзей, которым всегда рады в королевском дворце.
Эта забавная история об очень дружелюбной королевской чете, с простым ритмическим повествованием и цветастыми веселыми рисунками получила престижнейшую американскую награду — Медаль Калдекотта.

Brian Floca «Locomotive»

The Caldecott Medal Winner, Sibert Honor Book, and New York Times bestseller Locomotive is a rich and detailed sensory exploration of America’s early railroads, from the creator of the “stunning” (Booklist) Moonshot. It is the summer of 1869, and trains, crews, and family are traveling together, riding America’s brand-new transcontinental railroad. These pages come alive with the details of the trip and the sounds, speed, and strength of the mighty locomotives; the work that keeps them moving; and the thrill of travel from plains to mountain to ocean. Come hear the hiss of the steam, feel the heat of the engine, watch the landscape race by. Come ride the rails, come cross the young country!

Evan Turk «Muddy: The Story of Blues Legend Muddy Waters»

A picture book celebration of the indomitable Muddy Waters, a blues musician whose fierce and electric sound laid the groundwork for what would become rock and roll. Muddy Waters was never good at doing what he was told. When Grandma Della said the blues wouldn’t put food on the table, Muddy didn’t listen. And when record producers told him no one wanted to listen to a country boy playing country blues, Muddy ignored them as well. This tenacious streak carried Muddy from the hardscrabble fields of Mississippi to the smoky juke joints of Chicago and finally to a recording studio where a landmark record was made. Soon the world fell in love with the tough spirit of Muddy Waters. In blues-infused prose and soulful illustrations, Michael Mahin and award-winning artist Evan Turk tell Muddy’s fascinating and inspiring story of struggle, determination, and hope.

Evan Turk «Be the Change: A Grandfather Gandhi Story»

In this breathtaking companion to the award-winning Grandfather Gandhi, Arun Gandhi, with Bethany Hegedus, tells a poignant, personal story of the damage of wastefulness, gorgeuously illustrated by Evan Turk.

At Grandfather Gandhi’s service village, each day is filled, from sunrise to sunset, with work that is done for the good of all. The villagers vow to live simply and non-violently. Arun Gandhi tries very hard to follow these vows, but he struggles with one of the most important rules: not to waste.

How can throwing away a worn-down pencil hurt anyone? How can wastefulness lead to violence? With the help of his grandfather, Arun learns how every wasteful act, no matter how small, affects others. And in time he comes to understand the truth of his grandfather’s words: “Be the change you wish to see in the world.”

Evan Turk «Grandfather Gandhi»

Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson tells the story of how his grandfather taught him to turn darkness into light in this uniquely personal and vibrantly illustrated tale that carries a message of peace.

How could he—a Gandhi—be so easy to anger?

One thick, hot day, Arun Gandhi travels with his family to Grandfather Gandhi’s village.

Silence fills the air—but peace feels far away for young Arun. When an older boy pushes him on the soccer field, his anger fills him in a way that surely a true Gandhi could never imagine. Can Arun ever live up to the Mahatma? Will he ever make his grandfather proud?

In this remarkable personal story, Arun Gandhi, with Bethany Hegedus, weaves a stunning portrait of the extraordinary man who taught him to live his life as light. Evan Turk brings the text to breathtaking life with his unique three-dimensional collage paintings.