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HarperCollins to Launch the Explore the World of Margaret Wise Brown Program

First up is a fresh edition of The Dead Bird, featuring art by Christian Robinson, who won Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honors for Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker, by Patricia Hruby Powell, and whose most recent book, Last Stop on Market Street, by Matt de la Peña, was a New York Times bestseller. This March 2016 release will be followed in September by Brown’s Christmas in the Barn, reillustrated by Anna Dewdney of Llama Llama fame. Due in winter 2017 is the unpublished North, South, East, West, illustrated by Greg Pizzoli, whose debut picture book, The Watermelon Seed, received the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award. Additional Brown titles illustrated by Loren Long (author-illustrator of the Otis series) and Jerry Pinkney (winner of the 2010 Caldecott for The Lion and the Mouse) are scheduled for fall 2017 and winter 2018, respectively. (Publishers Weekly)

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