Drawing Stories: Picture Book Art of Marla Frazee

Marla Frazee’s delicate, expressive drawings tell stories of childhood, friendship, and parenting, and of overcoming life’s challenges at any age. They celebrate and savor the simple joys and wonders of the world.

Frazee was awarded a Caldecott Honor for All the World and A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever. She is author-illustrator of Roller Coaster, Walk On!, Santa Claus the World’s Number One Toy Expert, The Boss Baby, Boot & Shoe, and The Farmer and the Clown, as well as illustrator of The Seven Silly Eaters, the Clementine series, God Got a Dog, and many others. On view in the Mind’s Eye Gallery are 80 artworks from nineteen of her picture books.

What's pictured: Marla Frazee, "This is the lass with hair like nest who walked in her sleep," from On the Morn of the Mayfest, 1998, acrylic artist's ink on paper.

Organized by National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature, Abilene, TX. Sponsored by Rich and Fran Juro.

Exhibition-Related Events & Programs

Saturday, June 11; 10 am-noon
KickstART Saturday
Join us for a thrilling 3-D art-making activity celebrating author and illustrator Marla Frazee's book Roller Coaster. Dance, sing, and join in the fun with a performance by The String Beans. Visit the Mind's Eye galleries for a look at Frazee's original art.

Tuesday, August 16 @ 10:30 am
Story Adventures