Robert’s Snow: illustrating AND blogging for a cure

Robert's Snow 2007Robert’s Snow is getting under way for 2007: a fundraiser in which over two hundred wooden snowflake ornaments painted by children’s book illustrators will be auctioned off to benefit sarcoma research at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.  The annual auction was founded in 2004 by illustrator Grace Lin and her husband, Robert Mercer, and has raised more than $200,000 for the institute. Mercer passed away in August, and Robert’s Snow will continue to be held in his memory.

This year, dozens of kidlit bloggers are joining in to spread the word about Robert’s Snow by featuring profiles of many of the participating illustrators, and we’re proud to see several Albert Whitman illustrators highlighted:

Grace Lin, who illustrated The Seven Chinese Sisters and is the author and illustrator of this fall’s The Red Thread , is profiled at In the Pages.

Marion Eldridge discusses her work on the new holiday book Shanté Keys and the New Year’s Peas at Chicken Spaghetti. (Bonus link: author Gail Piernas-Davenport talks about Robert’s Snow on her blog.)

Consie Powell, whose books with us include The First Day of Winter, is interviewed at Becky’s Book Reviews.

And Erik Brooks, author-illustrator of Slow Days, Fast Friends, talks with Little Willow at Bildungsroman.

The schedule of blog profiles through the end of the month can be found here. And we’ll post more on Robert’s Snow and other participating Albert Whitman illustrators in the coming weeks as the auctions begin…

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Robert’s Snow: illustrating AND blogging for a cure