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. Diane Dillon, Ph.D.Author Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Diane Dillon, Ph.D.

What does an illustrator really do? Once we have the story most of the work is done, right?
Not exactly.

Our work begins when we choose a manuscript. We chose Patricia McKissick’s beautiful story Never Forgotten because of the message: the love of a father for his son, of family, and remembering “lost ones.”

After that, our first step is to mark up the manuscript to fit the number of pages the book will be, and identify the parts we feel are most important to illustrate. Then we decide what style and technique would best fit the story, as well as the... Read More


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Moses' Ark
Written by Alice Bach and J. Cheryl Exum
Illustrated by Leo Dillon and Diane Dillon, Ph.D.
Hardcover

A book for families to share, Moses' Ark is an engaging collection of thirteen stories—some well known, some lesser known—based on the new translations from the Hebrew and written especially for young people. The retellings and explantory notes that follow each story capture the wit and humor of the original language and show... Read More
 





Moses' Ark
Written by Alice Bach and J. Cheryl Exum
Illustrated by Leo Dillon and Diane Dillon, Ph.D.
Hardcover Library Binding

A book for families to share, Moses' Ark is an engaging collection of thirteen stories—some well known, some lesser known—based on the new translations from the Hebrew and written especially for young people. The retellings and explantory notes that follow each story capture the wit and humor of the original language and show... Read More
 





Switch on the Night
Written by Ray Bradbury
Illustrated by Leo Dillon and Diane Dillon, Ph.D.
Trade Paperback

A LONELY LITTLE boy who is scared of the dark sits in his room alone, with only light for company, until a little girl named Dark appears and shows him that light switches don’t just switch off the light—they switch on the night. And to switch on the night is to... Read More
 





Many Thousand Gone
Written by Virginia Hamilton
Illustrated by Leo Dillon and Diane Dillon, Ph.D.
Trade Paperback

Unavailable for several years, Virginia Hamilton’s award-winning companion to The People Could Fly traces the history of slavery in America in the voices and stories of those who lived it. Leo and Diane Dillon’s brilliant black-and-white illustrations echo the stories’ subtlety and power, making this book as stunning to look at... Read More
 





The People Could Fly: The Picture Book
Written by Virginia Hamilton
Illustrated by Leo Dillon and Diane Dillon, Ph.D.
Trade Paperback

Virginia Hamilton's Coretta Scott King Honor book is the breathtaking fantasy tale of slaves who possessed ancient magic that enabled them to fly away to freedom. And it is a moving tale of those who did not have the opportunity to “fly” away, who remained slaves with only their imaginations to... Read More
 





The People Could Fly
Written by Virginia Hamilton
Illustrated by Leo Dillon and Diane Dillon, Ph.D.
Trade Paperback

"The well-known author retells 24 black American folk tales in sure storytelling voice: animal tales, supernatural tales, fanciful and cautionary tales, and slave tales of freedom. All are beautifully readable. With the added attraction of 40 wonderfully expressive paintings by the Dillons, this collection should be snapped up."--(starred) School Library Journal. ... Read More
 





The People Could Fly
Written by Virginia Hamilton
Illustrated by Leo Dillon and Diane Dillon, Ph.D.
Hardcover

"The well-known author retells 24 black American folk tales in sure storytelling voice: animal tales, supernatural tales, fanciful and cautionary tales, and slave tales of freedom. All are beautifully readable. With the added attraction of 40 wonderfully expressive paintings by the Dillons, this collection should be snapped up."--(starred) School Library Journal. ... Read More
 





The People Could Fly Picture Book and CD
Written by Virginia Hamilton
Illustrated by Leo Dillon and Diane Dillon, Ph.D.
Package

LEO AND DIANE DILLON'S award-winning picture book interpretation of Newbery Medalist Virginia Hamilton's beloved tale now includes an unforgettable word-for-word CD narration by James Earl Jones and Virginia Hamilton. This tale of slaves who could fly to freedom offered hope in the darkly brutal times of slavery. "That is what Virginia... Read More
 





The People Could Fly: The Picture Book
Written by Virginia Hamilton
Illustrated by Leo Dillon and Diane Dillon, Ph.D.
eBook

“THE PEOPLE COULD FLY,” the title story in Virginia Hamilton’s prize-winning American Black folktale collection, is a fantasy tale of the slaves who possessed the ancient magic words that enabled them to literally fly away to freedom. And it is a moving tale of those who did not have the opportunity... Read More
 





The People Could Fly: The Picture Book
Written by Virginia Hamilton
Illustrated by Leo Dillon and Diane Dillon, Ph.D.
Hardcover

“THE PEOPLE COULD FLY,” the title story in Virginia Hamilton’s prize-winning American Black folktale collection, is a fantasy tale of the slaves who possessed the ancient magic words that enabled them to literally fly away to freedom. And it is a moving tale of those who did not have the opportunity... Read More
 





Never Forgotten
Written by Patricia C. McKissack
Illustrated by Leo Dillon and Diane Dillon, Ph.D.
Hardcover

A 2012 Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book

This gorgeous picture book by Newbery Honor winner Patricia C. McKissack and two-time Caldecott Medal-winning husband-and-wife team Leo and Diane Dillon is sure to become a treasured keepsake for African American families. Set in West Africa, this a lyrical story-in-verse is about a young... Read More
 





Never Forgotten
Written by Patricia C. McKissack
Illustrated by Leo Dillon and Diane Dillon, Ph.D.
Hardcover Library Binding

A 2012 Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book

This gorgeous picture book by Newbery Honor winner Patricia C. McKissack and two-time Caldecott Medal-winning husband-and-wife team Leo and Diane Dillon is sure to become a treasured keepsake for African American families. Set in West Africa, this a lyrical story-in-verse is about a young... Read More
 

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