Tag: alaskan childrens books

Illuminate, Enhance, Expand: What Artists Do

Illustrations do this: they illustrate. They illuminate, they enhance, they expand a story. Even in a wordless picture book, the story must come first, then the images step in to relay narrative. A gallery show of picture book art is uncommon, perhaps because the perception is that book illustration doesn’t — or can’t — stand […]

Princess Alyeska; Alaska’s Sleeping Beauty

New Release, Fall 2013 Alaska’s Sleeping Beauty © 2013 Mindy Dwyer Sasquatch Books written and illustrated by Mindy Dwyer Alyeska is an archaic spelling of the word Alaska meaning “mainland”  or “great land”.  In loose translation, “that which the seas break against” or “next to the sea.” She is a princess born to the king […]