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Discovering ART
By Eileen Clemens Granfors
Last edited: Wednesday, September 08, 2010
Posted: Wednesday, September 08, 2010

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I was looking for art for a self-pub book and found something beautiful.

Last week I started a Google search for cover art for a YA book.  I found an image I loved, but couldn't find the artist.  I posted the pic on Facebook, and quickly my younger techie friends came up with the artist, Rob Gonsalves.  I researched more of his work and found how well-known he is to art lovers.  I also found that I can't afford his work for my book cover. 

Nevertheless, I bought one of his children's books.  Now I need them all!

"Imagine a Day" with text by Sarah L. Thomson and paintings by Rob Gonsalves is a perfect partnership.  Intricate paintings of everyday scenes made mystical are matched with Thomson's simple and beautiful prose.

Each written page begins with "Imagine a day" followed by actions that could be taken to free the imagination, strengthen the spirit, or change the world.

If I were still teaching, I would share this book as an opening to the semester with all my classes, from AP Literature (senior class cynics) to the squirrelly too-cool-for-school freshmen.  They would love it and borrow the title throughout the year.

Since I am now retired from teaching, I am contacting my friends and relatives through Facebook and the Amazon as well as the AD audience through my reviews:  buy this book whether you have little ones or not.  Beauty can be held in your hand and will live in your heart.  

The final pages are a tribute to the joy of books.  This book is a joy.



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