Monday, March 1, 2010


Phil Hoose, wearing one of his many hats
Kirsten Cappy, in a fabulous hat created by Caldecott Honor Award
children's book illustrator, Melissa Sweet

It's not every day that a winner of a National Book Award and a Newbery Honor brings his band along to play for a surprise birthday party. But then it's not every day that an extraordinarily creative person like Kirsten Cappy turns 40. Phil Hoose, author of the award wining book, Claudette Colvin, Twice Toward Justice, and his spectacular band, Chipped Enamel, got the party rockin' at Zero Station in Portland, Maine.
Kirsten, owner and Magical Genius of Curious City, seemed surprised and delighted to see so many friends, clients and family members who had gathered to celebrate her. Guests had been invited to bring along an "impression on paper" of Kirsten, which resulted in an amazing collection of images from children's book illustrators and others.
Enjoy the party by checking out the photos HERE. Jamie Hogan has more HERE on her blog.


jamie peeps said...

Cathryn, You made such a great party!
We all had a blast and thanks for pulling it together and for documenting it all. Love the flicker photos!

Charlotte said...

Thanks so much to you and Melissa. It was wonderful to see everyone, and to celebrate the inimitable Kirsten Cappy!