Harry and Horsie
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Unable to sleep one night a boy named Harry sneaks out of bed with his best friend, Horsie, to play with his Super Duper Bubble Blooper. Their out-of-this-world adventures begin when a giant bubble sweeps up Horsie and carries him into outer space. Illustrated with retro-comic art, Harry and Horsie, written by Katie Van Camp and illustrated by Lincoln Agnew, is bursting with thrilling action and energy. Agnew’s choice of a four-colour palette and his use of a silkscreen effect gives the book the classic look of a 1940s comic book, complete with movement, sound effects (“zooom!!!”) and story panels.
Harry and Horsie comes with an additional background story that some readers might find interesting. There is a small note from David Letterman in the credits, “A Note from Harry’s Dad.” Harry is the five-year-old son of David Letterman and his wife, Regina Lakso. Van Camp was their au pair for several years and the tale of Harry and Horsie started out as a poem she wrote for Harry. With the encouragement of Letterman and Lakso, it blossomed into a book.
Check out Harry and Horsie’s website for more adventures www.harryandhorsie.com
Harry and Horsie, a children’s book review by Thao Lam
Author Katie Van Camp
Katie Van Camp is a Montreal-based writer. She is a former dancer who traveled to China to open her own ballet school and later moved to Shanghai teach kindergarten for three years, before returning home to Canada. She first practiced her art for storytelling with her sister as they were growing up.
Illustrator Lincoln Agnew
There is not much information available about first time children’s book illustrator Lincoln Agnew. He is a graduate from the Alberta College of Art and Design, with degrees in illustration and photography. If anyone out there has any info, please share.
I am always tickled pink when an author or an illustrator, takes time out of their busy schedule to reply to a fan mail.
“Illustrating Children’s books is a lot like drawing on the kitchen walls growing up. Your imagination has the freedom to wander but instead of getting yelled at you get published.”
– Lincoln Agnew –
To find out more about Lincoln Agnew, please visit his website: www.lincolnagnew.com
Publisher Balzer + Bray (August 25, 2009)