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Coyote Moon by Maria Gianferrari; illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline

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Bagram Ibatoulline, illustrator of the haunting new picture book, Coyote Moon, is another gift from the marvelous Russian art school that has given the world so much beauty.

Coyote Moon glows with moon shadow. Its dark, dark images resemble photographs; you can hardly believe they’re paintings.

Which artists does Ibatoulline love? The Dutch masters – no surprise there. Ibatoulline was born in Omsk, but the name Bagram points to Tatar background and reflects the endless mix of ethnicities-much like the U.S.-that make up Russia’s rich collective society.

He was educated at the Moscow State Academic Art Institute. His first book was Philip Booth’s Crossing, named a 2001 Best Book by Publishers Weekly. He is best known for his books with Kate Dicamillo, for example, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane.

 Ibatoulline now lives in Gouldsboro, Pennsylvania, so, a new American. Welcome.


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