March 06, 2009

Ladies of Grace, and Ladies of Favour, and Ladies of Merciful Night... Lily and all the other blueberry girls out there, happy international women's day!

This was written by Neil Gaiman nine years ago for a friend who was expecting a long-awaited baby girl. As word of this lovely poem spread, Gaiman found himself doling out copies to many other mothers-to-be who could see the magic and kindness of it. Eventually, his friend Charles Vess (artist extrordinaire) read it and fate took over.
The result - now it's a beautifully illustrated book that all can enjoy.
The publisher has put together a wonderful video that combines Vess’ images with Gaiman’s reading of the text…the beautiful words almost sound like a magic spell.

If you plan to be in New York this Saturday (March 7) Messrs Gaiman and Vess will be signing copies at Books of Wonder between 1:00pm - 4:00pm…

If you (like me) can’t be there, you can order a signed copy


b said...

shoot! I missed your notice by a few hours! That video is really great, though. Really glad to see that he's working with Vess; of the artists he works with, this is definitely my favorite pairing.

b said...

(I took the Schaefer.)