Marla Frazee at Vroman’s

Nov 18, 2009

marla-frazeeOur favorite hometown children’s book illustrator and author, Marla Frazee, has a marvelous new book out, and she’ll be reading and signing it at Vroman’s on Saturday morning. The Altadena resident partnered with writer Liz Garton Scanlon to create All the World, a graceful, lyrical and gentle read-aloud picture book that celebrates how the whole world is found in the daily life of one extended family. See if you can spot the bit of Pasadena’s City Hall in the illustrations, and yes, those lovely beach scenes were inspired by the Central Coast.

I read All the World while standing around a bunch of adults, and my kids are older teenagers, so I can’t explain why this book made me choke up a little, but it did. Whatever that bit of magic is that makes a children’s book a treasure, this one has.

Marla Frazee Signing
Saturday, November 21, 10:30 a.m.
Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena

3 Responses for “Marla Frazee at Vroman’s”

  1. Caroline says:

    Marla is so talented; her illustrations really capture something special. Can’t wait to see this one — our all-time favorite is still her “Seven Silly Eaters.” I could (and did) read it over and over. Great gifts for new and budding families – these books will stay with them much longer than a stuffed animal.

  2. […] do public events. Frazee is a highly regarded children’s book author and illustrator, and a local treasure (her son was my classmate in high school). Johnston was formerly the editorial director at Harcourt […]

  3. […] national honors for their work. The most recent was children’s book illustrator and author Marla Frazee, whose new book (with Liz Garton Scanlon) All the Word just earned a 2010 Caldecott Honor Award. […]



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