From speechlessness to creative expression.

12 10 2007

Stitches, an unusual graphic memoir that incorporates illustrations and prose by the award-winning children’s author and illustrator David Small… The book recounts the disturbing story of Small’s childhood in the 1950s. The son of a radiologist, Small tells the story of his bizarre and abusive father, a childhood that left him figuratively and literally speechless, and his escape from home at age 16…”

I had no idea.  Literally no idea.

I met David Small when he was touring with Sarah Stewart after the publication of their joint work THE LIBRARY.

David and Sarah were both charming and talkative, great with kids and adults.  They both made jokes about how I could have posed for the cover [my hair was still mostly brownish-reddish, and as bushy as a privet hedge, back then].

I am going to be lining up to buy STITCHES when it appears in my Fall 2009 W. W. Norton catalogue.





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