Author Joyce Sidman and illustrator Rick Allen win top honors

Wayzata Poet Joyce Sidman and Duluth illustrator Rick Allen are on a roll.

Their picture book “Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night” has just been honored at the Boston Globe – Horn Book Awards, one of the most prestigious awards in the field of children’s and young adult literature.

This after taking home a Newbery Honor in January, and the Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award in April.

Here’s a snapshot of the book in video form:

There’s a lovely piece on how the book came together by Star Tribune writer Kim Ode here.

Rick Allen, along with his wife Marian Lansky, runs The Kenspeckle Letterpress in Duluth.

h/t Laurie Hertzel

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