Contributed By:

Emily Harris

Northwest Passages: Cynthia Rylant and Nikki McClure

OPB | Jan. 21, 2010 9 a.m. | Updated: Sept. 10, 2013 9:13 p.m.

Copyright 2009 Nikki McClure, with permission granted by ABRAMS Books For Young Readers

Half a dozen young reader series, one starring the popular boy Henry and his dog Mudge. Memories of her childhood in Appalachia. Poetry. Author Cynthia Rylant has written over 100 books, including the Newbery Award winner Missing May. Her story, All In A Day, just won the 2010 Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association award, for both the charming, simple text and the beautiful papercut illustrations by Olympia artist Nikki McClure.

McClure and Rylant have never met in person, but admired each other’s work before this collaboration. They join us together to kick off a new year of Northwest Passages.

Do you have a Nikki McClure calendar hanging in your kitchen? Do you know some of Rylant’s celebrated characters, such as Henry, Mudge, Mr. Puttter or Tabby? What stands out to you, from the texts or illustrations, of your favorite children’s books?

GUESTS:

  • Cynthia Rylant: Newbery Award-winning writer; author of novels, picture books and poetry; creator of Henry and Mudge, Mr. Putter and other young readers series.
  • Nikki McClure: Papercut artist, illustrator and author of children’s books, calendars, cards and more.

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