Wednesday Q & J: July 19, 2023

Q:  You recently rebooted the GIANTS FARM books which originally came out 30 or 40 years ago. What was that process like?


J: It was both interesting and a bit terrifying for three reasons. One …illustrator Tomie DePaola, a good friend and the original illustrator had just died. Second, because I hadn’t read the books since thy came out. And third, because they were to be used this time-around as Easy Readers which meant a bit of changes have been necessary.

(And fourth, two new books had to be written. I am late on the fourth!!!)