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A nice correspondence about a Rumpesltiltskin:

Click here to read about a charming correspondence with an enthusiastic Faroese reader from long ago!

Do you know about the Faroe Islands? They belong to Denmark, and sit in the North Atlantic Ocean between Scotland and Iceland. And Rumpeltiltskin was published there!
A Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society of Illustrators: Paul was presented with The Original Art Lifetime Achievement Award at at the opening of the annual Original Art exhibition in November of 2018.

Two Lifetime Achievement Awards are presented each year, one to a living artist and one posthumously. Happily, Paul received the former. The posthumous award went to the great Wanda Ga'g.

At left with Paul is Laurent Linn, Artistic Advisor to the Original Art Exhibit, and Annelle Miller, Executive Director of the Society of Illustrators. At right: the elegant award.

An Honor indeed: The Carle Honors Award
On September 27, 2018, the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art presented Paul with the Carle Honors Award for Illustration.The museum annually bestows this prestigious honor on one illustrator in recognition of lifetime work; honors also go in three other categories to recipients whose work has benefitted the world of children's literature in other ways. At left, the image over Paul's head is to explain the All-of-a-Kind Family Hanukkah shirt he wore to the event. Below: Paul and Museum founder Eric Carle.

A long interview about the making of

The Wheels on the Bus
Interview in the website OpEd News, by Joan Brunwasser, who normally writes about election reform!

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Chicago has a new museum honoring the writing
tradition in America. The American Writers Museum has opened on Michigan Avenue, a few blocks from the Art Institute, and in its Children's Gallery is a mural Paul made for them. At left is the mural shortly before Paul finished it; at right is the rest of the Children's Gallery. Writers honored in this museum are all American and deceased; children's books are not relegated to this room but included throughout. Read this lovely blog post by Esther Hershenhorn about the museum, with another picture of Paul and the mural. Click here for some close-ups.

The New York Public Library has created an exhibit
in the great 42nd Street main branch, celebrating the 100th anniversary of their essential-for-artists division, the Picture Collection. This show features an original oil painting of Paul's from Rumpelstiltskin and one of the reference pictures he used to figure out how to paint straw!

The photo on the right shows Paul with Picture Collection director Billy Parrott.

moose fabricDid you know that Paul
has designed some fabric patterns to go with the second Moose book he illustrated with Kelly Bingham, Circle Square, Moose?

They are viewable on the website, (here, here, and here) and the story of the shirt he had made from the one on the left here is written up in Publisher's Weekly Magazine!