The winner of Laura Logan’s Little Butterfly was Julie Rowan-Zoch – Julie please send me your address so you can receive your book.
Here is the first book giveaway of 2016.
Laura Logan has agreed to giving a copy of her new book Little Buttfly that is hitting the book shelves on February 9th. Available to Pre-order on Amazon
Leave a comment for a chance to win. Let others know about it on facebook, tweet, or blog and you will get an additional chance added for each one you do. Just let me know in the comments. Remember, to check back on February 9th to see if you are the winner and make sure I have your contact information so I can notify you if you win.
Little Butterfly is a wordless picture book, and follows a sensitive little girl’s act of compassion towards an injured monarch butterfly. Her kindness is repaid with a magical, dreamlike gift of flight with the monarchs as they journey south on their migration. Whether the flight is real or a dream, is up to the reader.
The origins of this story began as a dream I once had about flying with birds. Initially, it didn’t feel like a happy dream, and I remember the sensation that I was hanging on for dear life to this flock of birds. I was going through a tough stage in my personal life, and it was one of those dreams where you are panicked and struggling, and then you finally stop and give yourself over to what’s happening. Once I really “let go” I discovered that I let the flock of birds carry me and lift me out of this feeling of fear and sadness. I couldn’t shake the images in my head and drew the book without words, it all took place like a movie in my mind. I remember the first draft of the book–I woke in the middle of the night and didn’t leave my desk for many, many hours, until the whole book had been thumbnailed and crudely drawn out. I had to get the images on paper before I forgot them!
LAURA LOGAN BIO:
My agent, Chris Tugeau, submitted a more polished book dummy in late 2012 to Donna Bray at Balzer + Bray, and she wanted to publish it. I was very lucky and so incredibly fortunate to have worked with such a talented team on my first book as an author/illustrator. Donna and the designer, Ellice Lee, have such an eye for details and design/storytelling–from the hand lettered title font (thank you, Jill Bell), to the book’s wrap, swathed in monarchs. It was a very positive experience.
I’ve been illustrating books for other authors for a number of years. I got my start illustrating greeting cards and working in educational publishing, and children’s magazines. Slowly, I started illustrating board books and toddler books, and the occasional picturebook. I’m so excited and proud for Little Butterfly to be out in the world. It has been a labor of love for me.
I live and work in Austin, Texas, with my husband, son and daughter. I work in a combination of traditional and digital media–beginning with pencil/prismacolor sketches, and watercolor, then re-painting and finishing artwork up in Painter and Photoshop.
Congratulations Laura! Good Luck with the book!