Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Karla Kuskin

I'm so sorry to have seen this today at the Chinook blog, which links to the NYT obituary.

Her sketches were up at Secret Garden Books the last time I was there, not sure if they are still up. I didn't know Karla, but am a big fan of her work. She lived here for the last few years and it was just nice knowing someone like that was in town. My sincere condolences to all her friends and family. She is loved and remembered by many readers especially for:

This book



And this great book of poetry



And this sweet spread from CITY DOG

3 comments:

-karen ann. said...

rest in peace karla kuskin.

the philharmonic gets dressed is the first book i bought by her. i loved seeing it's funny cover on your blog! thank you for your tribute to her.

BJW said...

Very nice homage Jaime. You are really considerate and tender beneath all that funny cleverity. That's one reason I like you so much. Tender innards.

Kirby Larson said...

Karla came to an SCBWI event in Seattle a year or so back. She was lovely.

She will be much missed.