From Martha Brockenbrough:
Sometimes when a new author/illustrator makes a huge splash with a debut, it can seem as if that person came from nowhere and became an overnight success.
Almost always, though, that overnight thing took years to achieve. The SCBWI is full of such stories, and one of my favorites is Mike Curato, a true gem of a person whose debut book, Little Elliot in the Big City, charmed everyone (including a New York Times reviewer). I remember seeing his portfolio a few years ago at a conference and I was smitten—and it’s a thrill to see what’s become of Mike and his charming polka-dot elephant.
His is one of the SCBWI success stories who’ll be featured at the summer conference in Los Angeles, and I’m delighted to give you a preview here.
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