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Sophie Blackall
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Sophie Blackall received the New York Times Best Illustrated Award for her book Big Red Lollipop, and won the Ezra Jack Keats Award for New Talent. She is the illustrator of Meet Wild Boars, a Bulletin Blue Ribbon Book; Jumpy Jack & Googily; What's So Bad About Being an Only Child?; Summer Is Summer; Edwin Speaks Up, and others. The Mighty Lalouche was written specifically for Sophie Blackall, after the author discovered that she collected old pictures of boxers, especially "extremely skinny ones with big billowing boxing trunks." A native of Australia, she lives in Brooklyn, New York. Visit her at

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Dispatches From India

(1) Comments | Posted May 7, 2013 | 8:05 AM

This post is part of the Global Mom Relay. Every time you share this photo essay, $5 will go to women and girls around the world. Scroll to the bottom to find out more.

My daughter Olive and I are traveling in India with the Measles and Rubella...

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The Illustration Process For My Upcoming Book (PHOTOS)

(1) Comments | Posted April 11, 2013 | 12:20 PM

The Mighty Lalouche grew out of an unusual collaboration between an illustrator and an author. During a rambling conversation, I mentioned that I was an avid fan of vintage boxing photographs, particularly the ones of bantam-weights. The author, Matthew Olshan, who shares an interest in early photography, instantly went looking...

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9 Most Hilarious Missed Connections Craigslist Posts (PHOTOS)

(74) Comments | Posted September 30, 2011 | 8:41 AM

Every day hundreds of strangers fall in love on the strength of a glance, a smile or a particular hat. The moment is fleeting, and in a desperate attempt to reconnect, people post Missed Connections. I am completely obsessed with these funny, sad, strange and beautiful messages; these bizarre short...

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