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It Began with a Page: How Gyo Fujikawa Drew the Way: 10/22/19

It Began with a Page: How Gyo Fujikawa Drew the Way

It Began with a Page: How Gyo Fujikawa Drew the Way by Kyo Maclear and Julie Morstad is a picture book biography of an illustrator whose artwork will probably be familiar to parents and grandparents.

While Kyo Maclear provides the outline of her life from child in Japan, to graphic art in California, to interment at Manzanar, to children's book illustrator, Julie Morstad's illustrations take on the look and style of the things that influenced Gyo Fujikawa until the end where Morstad's pictures capture the illustrator's iconic picture book look.

For parents or grandparents who remember picture books from the 1960s-1990s, Gyo Fujikawa's children (especially the babies) will be a nostalgic hit. I grew up being read a few of her books, in particular: A Child's Book of Poems, her illustrated Mother Goose, and my beloved copy of The Night Before Christmas.

Five stars

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