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Online children’s book art auction

Online Children’s Book Art Auction Starts Today

Check out the Online Children’s Book Art Auction against censorship now on Ebay! Get great holiday gifts by children’s book illustrators! Here is a  link to my piece in the auction, The Tailors and the Snail. It’s a digital print, 12 x 18″. Many well-known artists are in the show, so here is an opportunity to buy original art or a print. Please buy any art, it’s going to a good cause. Ends Dec. 3rd, so hurry!

the tailors and the snail



Four and Twenty tailors
Went to kill a snail;
The best man among them
Durst not touch her tail;
She put out her horns
Like a little Kyloe cow.
Run, tailors, run, or
She'll kill you all e'en now.



Here is the press release about the event:

NEW YORK, NY, Nov. 26, 2013-An auction of more than 70 pieces of art created for children’s books launched on eBay today. The Holiday Children’s Book Art Auction, which supports the free speech rights of kids, features many original works and high-quality prints by some of the leading artists and illustrators working in the book industry today, including Eric Carle, Chris Raschka, Judy Schachner, Bob Staake, Tom Lichtenheld, and Alexandra Boiger. Use this link to join the auction. It ends on Dec. 3.

The holiday auction is the online version of the auction that is held during BookExpo America (BEA). Sponsored by the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression (ABFFE), the bookseller’s voice in the fight against censorship, the auction supports the Kids’ Right to Read Project (KRRP) and Banned Books Week, the national celebration of the freedom to read. KRRP, which was founded by ABFFE and the National Coalition Against Censorship, helps students, parents, teachers, librarians and booksellers fight book censorship in schools and libraries.

For more information, email info@abffe.org.