The other day I posted about a historical fiction children’s book, That Book Woman.
As I was examining the book, I noticed that the author, Heather Henson, lives in Kentucky. Very appropriate, since that’s the setting of the book.
I also saw that the illustrator, David Small, is married to Sarah Stewart.
“I ‘know’ Sarah Stewart,” I thought. Her books, The Gardener, The Journey, and The Library , are some of my favorites. Odd that her illustration style would be so similar to her husband’s. But maybe they paint together.
Once again I went to my bookshelf and found (and reread) these books. And, of course, the illustrator on all three is David Small. Not a similar style, but the same artist. I really should have figured that out right away.
Well, at least I remembered her name and recognized the line/watercolor drawings from book to book.
And I enjoyed all three books in these umpteenth re-readings, just as much as ever.