JULY by James Stevenson


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Continuing a nostalgic series based on his own childhood, begun with When I Was Nine (1986), the popular cartoonist/author recalls the best month of a year 50 years ago--when there was a visit to a beach-house with Grandpa (who ""thought there was a right way to do everything"") and Grandma (who ""loved to laugh,"" and always left one door unlocked, ""in case anybody needs to get in""). Abjuring his own notably facile pen-line, Stevenson deftly re-creates pleasingly odd characters, innocent adventures, sea, and weather in minimal watercolors on white space as expansive as a summer sky. A pleasure.

Pub Date: April 27th, 1990
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Greenwillow