Sunday, June 19, 2016

Preserving the d'Aulaire Legacy

Illustration from Abraham Lincoln
As many of you know, Leif the Lucky by Ingri and Edgar d'Aulaire was the first book we published here at BFB. It was a huge leap of faith and felt very risky at the time but Russ and Rea's commitment to preserving a literary legacy helped them push through and our little publishing company now publishes dozens of great books from a bygone era of children's literature. The d'Aulaires have always held a special place in our hearts and we were thrilled to learn that the folks at Atlas Obscura were curious about the husband and wife team. Check out this article to learn more about how we publish these books, how the d'Aulaire's conducted research, and how we're creating a new edition of Abraham Lincoln that fully restores the d'Aulaire's artwork to its original glory while updating some of the pictures. It's been a rewarding and challenging process and Rea has put her heart into it. You can read the article here. Just note that some of the other articles on the website are of a more mature nature.
If you would like to read more about the d'Aulaires, check out this entry.

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