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Lecture: “Inappropriate” Art in Children’s Books

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

Inappropriate? Find out at the lecture

This afternoon, children’s book author/illustrator Elisha Cooper will deliver the annual Fox-Adler Lecture, titled “Inappropriate: The Art of Children’s Books.” The talk will take place at 5:15 in Gannett. A thousand apologies for dropping the ball.

Cooper has written books for children and adults, and has received numerous awards and commendations for his work.

Cooper’s life experience is the source of his creative accomplishments for children as well as adults. The New York Times calls Crawling: A Father’s First Year (2006) “A bravely honest memoir of parenthood.” Dance!, drawing upon Cooper’s own experience taking ballet at Yale to improve his football playing, was a New York Times Ten Best Illustrated winner in 2001. Beach—which presents a summer day at a midwestern beach he visited near Chicago—was a Society of Illustrators Gold Medal best illustrated book of the year in 2006. A visit to the Chicago Zoo with his daughters led to the creation of Beaver is Lost (2010). Cooper’s latest book, Homer (2012), features a big, loyal yellow lab named Homer, named after his own childhood dog.

There will be a reception following the lecture, where copies of Cooper’s book Homer will be available for purchase and signing.

Thursday, September 20 in Gannett @ 5:15pm