Deborah Freedman

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Once upon a time, I was an architect. But now I'd much rather build worlds in books — picture books like Scribble , Blue Chicken , The Story of Fish & Snail , and By Mouse & Frog . My most recent books are Shy and This House, Once . Brand new for 2019: CARL and the meaning of life .

I love reading books; I hate rating them! Let's just say that if I didn't like a book, it isn't here at all.

Website: www.deborahfreedman.net
Twitter: @DeborahFreedman
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Blue Chicken

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The Story of Fish and Snail

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This House, Once

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Carl and the Meaning of Life

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Illustration Inspiration

I make art because …

It’s my way of puzzling out the world.

And I have a few more things to say — about illustration, process, and inspiration — in an interview over at The Children’s Book Review.













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“...what I write is smarter than I am. Because I can rewrite it.”
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“You can keep your willpower, Frog. I am going home to bake a cake.”
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Mary McCarthy
“What I really do is take real plums and put them in an imaginary cake.”
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“Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can't hear, and not bothering.”
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W.S. Merwin
“I had hardly begun to read
I asked how can you ever be sure
that what you write is really
any good at all and he said you can't
you can't you can never be sure
you die without knowing
whether anything you wrote was any good
if you have to be sure don't write”
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Deborah I'm glad you found me too — I am a shameless book nerd and love to connect with others who like to book-talk, especially about children's books!

Sandra wrote: "Thanks for friending me! I feel so honored! I'm so glad I found you on Twitter and I can't wait to read Blue Chicken and Scribble! :)"


Sandra Thanks for friending me! I feel so honored! I'm so glad I found you on Twitter and I can't wait to read Blue Chicken and Scribble! :)


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