If you’ve listened to the Read-Aloud Revival podcast much, you probably know I’m a huge fan of The Green Ember. I think it’s the best book my kids and I read together all year long. You’ll understand, then, why I was so excited to chat with Zach Franzen, the illustrator of The Green Ember for today’s show.

I was floored by how insightful Zach is – how much careful thought and real consideration goes into his work.

In this episode, you’ll hear:

  • whether illustrations help or hinder a child’s imagination
  • why illustrations deeply matter
  • how one simple sentence helped him to realize he was an artist

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Episode 26
The Green Ember
Understood Betsy
Treasure Island
Five for Victory (Mitchells)
A Beatrix Potter Treasury
Tumtum & Nutmeg: The Rose Cottage Tales
The Chronicles of Narnia (Box Set)
Collected Poems 1909-1962 (Faber Poetry)
War and Peace (Dover Thrift Editions)
Miss Hickory
The Histories
The Indian in the Cupboard

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