Creative couple: an interview with Lesa Cline-Ransome and James Ransome

James Ransome and Lesa Cline-Ransome have been writing and illustrating collectively and individually for a few years. And their work continues to develop and evolve. Maybe James stated it greatest: “What makes illustrating books so exciting is that because each book has a special voice, my approach toward each is different. Whether it be through my choice of palette, design or perspective, there is always a desire to experiment and explore what makes each book unique.” After a presentation, I had many extra questions than there was time for (plus…

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Working collectively: Lesa Cline-Ransome and James Ransome

I had the distinct pleasure of attending a bookstore program that includes writer Lesa Cline-Ransome and artist James Ransome. This husband and spouse staff continues to create books for younger readers that intrigue in addition to encourage. And their work — collectively and as people — continues to evolve and develop. Their latest collaboration is a recent tackle Harriet Tubman, Earlier than She Was Harriet (Vacation Home). It presents Harriet first as an outdated girl then exploring her completely different roles as nurse, spy, conductor on the Underground Railroad, and…

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