I've almost finished the manuscript of my book about the Brothers Grimm and their tales.
I love this self-portrait by Ludwig Grimm. It's so lifelike, I imagine I might run into him today in Portland.
Ludwig's more famous older brothers, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, also loved to draw. But Ludwig had special talent. He studied with the painter Philipp Otto Runge, and became a well-known artist and teacher.
Ludwig Grimm drew portraits of his brothers and their friends, and also illustrated the 1825 children's edition of Kinder- und Hausmärchen—Grimms' Fairy Tales.
I am a children's book author and folklorist based in Portland, Oregon.
Imagine That! How Dr. Seuss Wrote 'The Cat in the Hat"
Random House, 2018. Illustrated by Kevin Hawkes.
*Starred reviews from Publishers' Weekly and Kirkus.
Wild About Books, illustrated by Marc Brown. Winner of the E.B. White Read-Aloud Award.
The Great Dictionary Caper, illustrated by Eric Comstock (Paula Wiseman Books, Simon & Schuster)
On sale January 23, 2018. **Starred reviews from Publishers' Weekly, Kirkus, and Booklist.