Sometimes our books pop up in the most unexpected places. While watching the Yarmouth Clam Festival parade in July, a beautiful banner came into view. The creative folks at Firehouse Arts—a non-profit community arts center in Yarmouth—carried a reproduction of "The Little Fisherman" cover art to honor painter, illustrator, and author Dahlov Ipcar.
Mardie Weldon, a Firehouse Arts Board Member and self-described Ipcar fan, created the 12' x 9' banner using acrylics on drop cloth for the parade's "Famous Mainahs" theme. We think she did an incredible job, don't you agree? Many thanks to Mardie and the staff at Firehouse Arts for the hours they put into the project!
Originally published in 1945 by Margaret Wise Brown, "The Little Fisherman" was the first children's book Dahlov Ipcar ever illustrated. To get your copy of this classic, visit here.
PS: Have you spotted our books while you're out and about? Take a picture and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Who knows? Your photo may show up on our blog.