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Artists Tap Into Their Memories

Artists Tap Into Their Memories

This week, I visited Johanna Young’s class in Concord. Her 35 adult students are from Bhutan. We came to get their help with spot illustrations to complete a bilingual Nepali English folktale. Ambika Sharma, our interpreter, read the story in Nepali and from the story we created a list of words – parts of the … Continue reading

“This I Think is Quite Hard”

“This I Think is Quite Hard”

Book designer, Susan Gaylord, and I go to the home of Dal Rai, the illustrator of the Bhutanese Nepali-English folktale we are producing. It is October 7, the day of a Hindu festival. Dal’s neighbor tells us that the festival is about cooking and eating, and all your family comes together. In our few hours of work on the folktale, … Continue reading