October 29, 2018

Nighttime Ninja Artist Ed Young New Books

Caldecott Medalist Ed Young, illustrator of Nighttime Ninja, has three new books coming out soon! Smile: How Young Charlie Chaplin Taught the World to Laugh (and Cry), written by Gary Golio, is the story of Charlie Chaplin’s path from his childhood through his beginnings in silent film and the creation of his iconic Little Tramp. (Candlewick, Spring 2019).

Voices of the Heart, by Ed Young, was first published in 1997. The book is a truly unique exploration—or as Young writes, "adventure"—into the different moods, and dangers and abilities of the human heart—our emotional selves—to conjure and master, or fall victim to, the many challenges we face. This popular book is a perfect contemplative gift item. (Seven Stories Press/Triangle Square, Winter 2019)
Yugen, written by Mark Reibstein is the story of a boy remembering his mother, told in haiku and pictures, a book of longing and remembrance that is unequaled in its beauty and poetic simplicity. "Yugen" is not just a nickname for the main character, it is also a profound concept in Asian societies that points to the mystery and beauty of the universe and of human suffering. Yugen, the second collaboration between Caldecott-winning illustrator Ed Young and Mark Reibstein, after their award-winning 2008 debut, Wabi Sabi, beautifully captures a boy's sadness, but also his mindfulness and wonder. (Seven Stories Press/Triangle Square, Winter 2019)