Robert’s Snow Online Art Auction for Cancer’s Cure: Interview with Laura Huliska-Beith

Monday, November 5, 2007.

Three French Hens by Laura Huliska-BeithOn this edition of Just One More Book!, Mark speaks with illustrator Laura Huliska-Beith about the inspiring over-the-top optimism of the 1950s, how a pair of roller blades and an obedience school drop-out influenced her children’s book illustration career and her 2007 snowflake, Three French Hens.

Laura’s feisty, festive snowflake is up for bids December 3-7, 2007.

Books mentioned:

Robert’s Snow: for Cancer’s Cure is an online auction of wooden snowflakes painted by participating children’s book illustrators. This annual event, which was started in 2004 by author Grace Lin and her husband Robert Mercer, has raised over $200,000 for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Just One More Book! is one of many online children’s literature resources participating in the promotion of this year’s Robert’s Snow auction. Over the next few weeks we will be publishing interviews with participating illustrators and we’re hoping that you’ll find yourself bidding on the incredible art that’s available to you during this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

You can read more about Robert’s Snow: Art Auction for Cancer’s Cure here.


Comment by Jules

November 5, 2007 @ 10:00 am

Oh my. Just. look. at. that. snowflake. Wow.

I have to hit the road this morning and will listen to the podcast later, but I just had to say wow over that snowflake.

Comment by roz

November 5, 2007 @ 1:00 pm

What an awesome interview. Thanks!
The snowflake is on the top of my wishlist.

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November 5, 2007 @ 1:38 pm

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Comment by Jules

November 5, 2007 @ 2:06 pm

Okay, finally got to listen. Great interview. Thanks! I haven’t seen The Book of Bad Ideas, and it looks interesting. Laura has a very distinctive style, yes?

I love your did-Hallmark-make-you-happy question!

Comment by Mary Schulte

November 6, 2007 @ 6:52 pm

Hi Laura. You sound terrific at Just One More Book! Love your art, love your style, love your three French hens!

Comment by Mary Huliska

November 9, 2007 @ 10:47 pm

Hey Laura,
“happy” is a good way to describe your work! Didn’t know you loved 1950 publications – that’s my era! No wonder we get along! Should have saved those Seventeen magazines.
Enjoyed the interview!
Love, Mom

Comment by jen kostecki-shaw

November 14, 2007 @ 4:44 pm

Laura! i’m so happy i stumbled across your interview since i know you wouldn’t have bragged about it! it was fun to hear your voice and everything you shared. you rock! you have and still are a big inspiration to me…ever since you were my supervisor at HK! remember that?…hehe. xo,jen

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