Interview with Alice Priestley

Monday, May 28, 2007.

Hush, Mama Loves YouImagine drawing while having books read to you. There are no expectations of what you draw, just the freedom to do so. It’s really not such a crazy idea, and yet for so many children, the expectation is that they will sit still and be read to.

Mark speaks with illustrator Alice Priestley on drawing while being read to by her father — still to this day — getting the rhythm of language into your bones and understanding a story and its characters in order to illustrate books.
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Dispelling our Darkness: Lights For Gita

Wednesday, February 7, 2007.

Lights For GitaAuthor: Rachna Gilmore (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Alice Priestley (on JOMB)
Published: 2003 Tilbury House Publishers (on JOMB)
Original publisher: Second Story Press
ISBN: 0884481514

This carefully crafted tale of homesickness and hope combines the universal experience of long-awaited plans foiled by weather with the grief of a young girl pining for her far off home. This book leaves us with the powerful insight that its up to each of us to fill our darkness with light.

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