The Story of Elephant’s Story by Tracey Campbell Pearson

Here's Gracie!

Gracie…waiting for her book…

Elephant’s story began with a missed call and a message on my phone from a librarian and friend. (I was at the Tomi Ungerer Show at the Eric Carle Museum. The message contained…literacy…logo…elephant.)

Elephant landed in my studio when I wasn’t looking. He wrote his own story. He was a joy to draw and paint.

I played Stan Getz and Miles Davis in my studio while Elephant and Gracie danced across my drawing table. I was just along for the ride.

When I finished the book I found an old family photo. There I was. Gracie’s age. I was holding my favorite book, THE ART OF EL GRECO. I loved that book and took it with me everywhere. I thought the Cardinal in red was Santa.

I lost the book. It was never found.

After 30 years of making books…I have not let a publisher put my picture on a flap since my first book...Here is the picture of me holding my book with my dad.
It is on the flap of Elephant’s Story:

Tracey Campbell Pearson with Dad and El Greco

Tracey Campbell Pearson with Dad and El Greco

Elephant’s Story is coming this FALL 2013!

Published by Margaret Ferguson Books by Farrar, Straus, Giroux

I hope you have as much fun with him as I have….tcp

For more about Tracey and her books visit her website
http://www.traceycampbellpearson.com

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