About the illustrations Ian Schoenherr is a sorcerer. He nosed out the very soul of The Book of Boy, and then drew it. The smug goats, the cold-blooded mastiff of Avignon, the joyous birds, not to mention Boy with his goatskin and pack, and Secundus in his pilgrim robes . . . I couldn’t imagine the book without these illustrations. The flying baby is possibly my favorite, though truly I love them all. The baby isn’t flying, exactly . . . but the baby isn’t falling, either, which someone thought. And the baby hints at what’s to come. Please read the book to learn more!
I've taken the liberty of including the section of the **amazing** book cover that is now hidden by the Newbery Medal. Here you can see the crippled old man carried by his son and a fine lady riding a white mule. Every silver lining has a cloud, it seems. How sad. I'll miss you guys!
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