Tuesday, October 07, 2014

ANOTHER LEUYEN PHAM SIGHTING COMING UP!

SATURDAY, October 25th at 11 am

The Princess in Black has arrived! Yes, the time has come, the Walrus said, for LeUyen 
to venture out and do another signing.  And THIS time, it’s for my latest collaboration 
with award winning authors Shannon and Dean Hale, a story about a super sweet pink princess by day, 
and a monster-butt-kicking superhero by night!

Reasons to come...

SUPER COOL STICKERS to give away!
Princesses, Superheroes, and monsters galore on this 
limited edition stickers, only available at this signing!
PINK AND BLACK BOOKMARKS!
For the superhero princess in all of us…
SPECIAL SKETCHES BY ME!
Bring your own little superheroes, and I’ll 
sketch them in the book when I sign!

2251 Chestnut Street, San Francisco CA

Call in advance to reserve your copy!




Tuesday, September 23, 2014

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!

I know, I'm early this year, but MY CHRISTMAS BOOK COMES OUT TODAY!!!!!


I've always loved this song, and my kids all know it by heart.  So it was a natural that I'd be illustrating it someday!  The book just came out today, but maybe do your shopping a little bit early! And if you leave a comment or contact me through my website, I'll put you on the mailing list for a christmas card, taken from images in the book!

Here's the STARRED review from Publisher's Weekly:
«THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS
LeUyen Pham. Doubleday, $17.99 (40p) ISBN 978-0-385-37413-2
Pham brings an international scope to this traditional holiday song. A youthful couple, donning their Christmas finery, lead a playful dance through the song’s cumulative lyrics as the boy tries to wrangle each unwieldy gift for his girl. Pham’s (A Piece of Cake) eye for detail is evident as she showcases varieties of French hens, geese, and swans, but her paintings truly shine in the depiction of maids, lords, drummers, and ladies who hail not just different countries, but varied periods in history. Milkmaids from Africa, Europe, Asia and beyond greet the children; a Peruvian pan flutist rubs shoulders with a Scottish bagpiper; and so on—it’s nothing short of a global postcard. Musical notation and a note about the song’s origins are included, and readers are invited to locate all 78 gifts. Ages 3–7. Agent: Linda Pratt, Wernick & Pratt. (Sept.)
Reviewed on 09/12/2014 | Details & Permalink

And for those who've been talking about diversity in books, this one's got in spades.  My 8 maids, 9 ladies, 10 lords, 11 pipers, and 12 drummers all hail from around the world!

There will be a special book event for this one on November 23rd, where I'll be holding a crafts event to make ornaments from the book.  It'll be at Folio Books in Noe Valley, San Francisco, starting at 3 pm.  More details to come!


Friday, September 19, 2014

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The haps this week...

Heading off to the Decatur Book Festival this Friday!  For anyone going, make sure to come find me, I think my panel is 10:00 AM Saturday.

There's a cool online place to buy kids books, called Childrensbookstore.com.  They've got a great review of my latest "A Piece of Cake" you can read here:
http://www.childrensbookstore.com/shop/books/a-piece-of-cake-9780061992643/
or you can even peruse all my books at once here:
http://www.childrensbookstore.com/contributor/ct-leuyen-pham/
They seem awesome, so give them a shot next time you buy online.

Lastly, my cartoon for the week.  This and a bunch of other cartoons will be released in a bi-yearly publication called "826 Quarterly", a very cool project that has kids from early age to twenties writing stories, poems, essays, etc.  Put together by my local 826 Valencia, read here to find out more:
http://826valencia.org/our-programs/publishing/


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

stuff on BookPeople's Blog

Hi all!  I've been crazy busy this summer, so haven't had a chance to blog much.  So I'll put it all in one go:

I'm at it again, commenting online, which i'm not crazy for, but it's good to keep your hat in.  And the blog is totally worth it -- the very awesome BookPeople's Blog, which represents Texas' best independent bookstore.  The people there are awesome, and this is a very cool series of essays they're doing which addresses diversity in kids' books.  So if you want to read my two cents, just click on the link:

http://bookpeopleblog.wordpress.com/2014/08/18/leuyen-pham-my-kids-see-themselves-in-every-book-they-read/

and here's the image that I had drawn to go with it (those are my kids):


NEXT UP, I'll be on a panel with the ever awesome ANGELA DITERLIZZI and the marvelous MAC BARNETT at the Decatur Book Festival this year.  The festival goes from the 29th to the 31st, and features the best and most noteworthy in the literary field.  Our little panel will be talking about our latest books, plus an open Q&A with the audience, followed by a signing.  If you're in Georgie or anywhere in those parts, please consider dropping by!

Finally a little fun sketch I did before going to bed the other night.  I need to sketch for fun more often...



Sunday, July 20, 2014

What's on my mind...

I'm not a huge fan of online interviews, but this one is an exception. Here's all the dirt you might want to know about my personal life, in which I reveal SO MUCH, without really revealing a thing.  If you'd like to read a little about my tiny corner of this world, check out the fabulous Sandra Nickel's blog "What was on Her...", where you get to find out tidbits about all those writers you love so much.  For the full thing, click here:

http://whatwason.net/2014/07/20/leuyen-pham-what-was-on-her/

Here's a smidgen to whet your whistle: