Welcome back for Season 2 of the Stories from the Ashes podcast!
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Today’s guest is Gloris Young, children’s book illustrator, artist, and one of the most influential people in Ambre’s love of stories and reading. You can see some of her journal pages and read her writings on her blog, Gloriadelia.
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Correction: Actress Agnes Moorehead was incorrectly identified as costumer Edith Head.
Featured books in this episode and those illustrated by our guest:
Marco Polo by Manuel Komroff (Gloris illustrated the gorgeous map)
Let's Explore… the British Isles A Geography Reader by Caroline Walker (Gloris illustrated the cover, interior illustrations, and maps- Inara modeled for the arm of the Lady of the Lake!)
James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl- as most of you know, I have huge Dahl reservations which doesn’t change the fact that I loved this read aloud experience as a child.
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson narrated by Greg Wagland
Muppet Treasure Island (movie)
Fluffy Goes to School by Kate McMullan
The Monster at the End of this Book by Jon Stone
Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White narrated by the author
Dear Genius: The Letters of Ursula Nordstrom by Leonard S. Marcus (S1E6, below, is where Ambre reads some of the backstory on the writing of Charlotte’s Web as referenced in this episode.)
Once On A Time by AA Milne
News of the World by Paulette Jiles narrated by Grover Gardner
The Bomb by Theodore Taylor
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah (one of the books Gloris couldn’t remember the title of during our conversation). She only recommends this book for adults and not teens. Content Considerations: non-erotic sex scene between two unmarried characters, violence at the hands of the Nazis, SA off scene referenced from a Nazi.
The Four Wings by Kristin Hannah (the other title Gloris was going to look up the title of. Also only recommended for adults) Content Considerations: Non-erotic sex scene
A Dog Named Christmas series by Greg Kinkade. **Content Considerations: main characters with special needs both mental and physical. In book three the protagonist moves in with his girlfriend.** All of the books work as stand alone titles and Books one and two have been listened to multiple times by Gloris and are her top recommendations from the series.
Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien- Ambre prefers narration by Rob Inglis for the first read through and Andy Serkis after for younger children.
Cider with Rosie, The Autobiographical Trilogy by Laurie Lee
Little House on the Prairie series by Laura Ingalls Wilder
84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff (we also recommend the movie)
A Place to Hang the Moon by Kate Albus
David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
Recommended children’s authors:
Ambre’s art that Gloris inquired after: