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Reads tagged with “Sophie Blackall”

Finding Winnie: The Improbable and Touching Real-Life Story of the Baby Bear Who Inspired Winnie-the-Pooh
Finding Winnie: The Improbable and Touching Real-Life Story of the Baby Bear Who Inspired Winnie-the-Pooh

How a real-life act of kindness with a touch of serendipity sparked one of the most beloved children’s stories of all time.

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Pecan Pie Baby: A Sweet Children’s Book Celebrating Diversity, Single-Motherhood, and the Vitalizing Gift of Community
Pecan Pie Baby: A Sweet Children’s Book Celebrating Diversity, Single-Motherhood, and the Vitalizing Gift of Community

A tender consolation for the disorienting journey of becoming a big sibling.

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Gorgeous Vintage and Modern Illustrations from Aldous Huxley’s Only Children’s Book
Gorgeous Vintage and Modern Illustrations from Aldous Huxley’s Only Children’s Book

A brave old world of beautiful art and subtle undertones of misogyny.

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A Decadent Decade of Design Matters: 10 Years of Intelligent and Inspiring Interviews with Creative Icons
A Decadent Decade of Design Matters: 10 Years of Intelligent and Inspiring Interviews with Creative Icons

Stimulating, ennobling, deeply human conversations with Maira Kalman, Seth Godin, Dani Shapiro, Malcolm Gladwell, Chris Ware, Shepard Fairey, and more.

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Where Do Babies Come From? A Sweet and Honest Primer on How Reproduction Works by Illustrator Sophie Blackall
Where Do Babies Come From? A Sweet and Honest Primer on How Reproduction Works by Illustrator Sophie Blackall

How to answer the question that stumps every grownup.

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The Mighty Lalouche: A Heartening Underdog Story Illustrated by the Great Sophie Blackall
The Mighty Lalouche: A Heartening Underdog Story Illustrated by the Great Sophie Blackall

What Parisian boxing from the early 1900s has to do with contemporary technoparanoia about robots replacing us.

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