Author, illustrator read book at library

Published 6:28 pm Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Local author Linda Martin (left) and illustrator Alice Feagan read and talked about their new book, “Summer of the Rabbits,” at Polk County Public LIbrary’s storytime Tuesday, March 27. (photo by Samantha Hurst)

Local author Linda Martin read to young children from her new book, “Summer of the Rabbits” during preschool storytime at the Polk County Library Tuesday, March 27.
Illustrator Alice Feagan, also a local resident, showed kids the pictures she created as Martin read. Later Feagan explained to the children how she creates the images first by drawing tiny versions on a storyboard, then drawing expanded versions the size of each spread in the book and finally, scanning the image and completing it via software on her computer.
Martin also told the children about her desire to write the book so her own grandchildren would know more about growing up on the farm with animals like rabbits running around.
Children and their parents celebrated the new book with Martin and Feagan by enjoying cake, lemonade and of course, carrots.