We are delighted to share that The Thumbtack Dancer has received a starred Kirkus Review. A starred Kirkus review draws attention to quality literature and is a wonderful voice of support. This kind of acknowledgement certainly boosts Gus’ confidence as he dances across these pages.
Painter and Poet: The Wonderful World of Ashley Bryan
The wonderful thing is that Ashley was able to travel to Atlanta to enjoy this exhibit himself. This is a very recent photo taken at the museum. Below is the link to the exhibit. It will be there for awhile so visits can be planned. In June, The Dancing Granny will be performed.
Oh, and our own dancer at Alazar Press is Gus, The Thumbtack Dancer, our new title by Leslie Tryon and illustrated by Jan Spivey Gilchrist. Below is the link to hear Ashley perform Gus’ story in his very distinctive style. Ashley, a man of so many talents ready to lend his hand and his voice!
Leslie Tryon, author of The Thumbtack Dancer, dances!
Leslie is in the foreground with two friends – oh, is one of them Ashley Bryan? Why, yes it is. Just a few years ago, they gathered in a kitchen on Little Cranberry Island while Gus was being imagined.