Interview with Jane Ray

Monday, January 14, 2008.

Photo of Jane Ray from twenty years, Jane Ray has been dazzling the children’s book world with rich and exotic illustrations for stories that include fairy tales, cultural and biblical stories, Shakespeare and more. She’s become involved in promoting awareness of green issues and the inclusion of children with disabilities in books as part of the In The Picture project. In March of this year, Ms. Ray will publish The Apple Pip Princess, her second book as both an author and illustrator.

On this edition of Just One More Book, Mark speaks with Jane Ray about museums for inspiration, exploring the darker aspects of stories and what we can expect in The Apple Pip Princess.

Books mentioned:

  • Can You Catch a Mermaid?
  • The Apple Pip Princess

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Jane Ray books reviewed on Just One More Book:

Libsyn support rocks; Jane Ray interview will publish on schedule

Sunday, January 13, 2008.

Just as I decided to pack it in for the night and wait on Libsyn support to punch-in on Monday morning, I noticed that the support tech had logged in to the Libsyn live (Meebo) service on their support site. I nabbed the guy as quickly as I could and explained the upload problem I’ve been having. He contacted the server team and they discovered a disk error and fixed it right away.

Because Libsyn service rocks, the Jane Ray interview will be published on schedule.

Thanks, Libsyn!

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Libsyn problems delay availability of Jane Ray interview

Sunday, January 13, 2008.

This week’s interview is with illustrator/author Jane Ray. Unfortunately, we have been unable to successfully upload the show to our file host provider, Libsyn. A ticket with their support team has been opened and the show will be published as soon as the problem is corrected — likely during business hours on Monday (Jan 21).

We apologize for the delay.

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Generosity* Personified: The King of Capri

Wednesday, September 19, 2007.

The King of CapriAuthor: Jeanette Winterson (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Jane Ray (on JOMB)
Published: 2004 Bloomsbury Publishing (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0747563470

Crammed* with curiosities and humourous details, this gorgeously illustrated and leisurely told fairy tale reminds us of the perils of reckless consumption and the priceless pleasures of good company.

Other books mentioned:

Hypnotising Beauty: Lugalbanda – The Boy Who Got Caught Up in a War

Friday, May 25, 2007.

Lugalbanda -- The Boy Who Got Caught Up in a War (an epic tale from ancient Iraq)Told By: Kathy Henderson
Illustrator: Jane Ray (on JOMB)
Published: 2006 Candlewick Press (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0763627828

This warmly worded and intricately illustrated epic enchants our daughters with its exotic beauty and its underlying themes of kindness and generosity, in spite of its war and gore and shark-toothed, eagle-taloned Anzu birds.

You can find more information about cuneiform writing here.

Putting ALL Children In the Picture

Monday, March 19, 2007.

In The Picture logoMark speaks with Susan Clow, president of In The Picture, an organization devoted to “Putting disabled children In The Picture“, about disablism, the organization’s 10 guiding principles and the benefits and challenges of creating books which can be enjoyed by all children.

Author Joyce Dunbar, a volunteer with the In The Picture organization, has provided her thoughts on the importance of the organization:

Joyce Dunbar:

“So many children’s books are about unconditional love: GUESS HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU is the best known example. But what about the children who need that reassurance more than most – but are simply not there, not visible, not even in the picture? This initiative is to make sure that they are there – not necessarily as the star of the show – but incidentally, as part of the human tapestry. Twenty years ago ethnic minorities were similarly disregarded. That is unthinkable now.”

“I’m deaf myself and so is my son, so this is of particular concern to me. (more…)


Friday, October 13, 2006.

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