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Illustrating the Creation of the Universe with Ekua Holmes

The Stuff of Stars

Travis: Last summer I sat down with award-winning illustrator Ekua Holmes. We talked about The Stuff of Stars her book with Marion Dane Bauer. How did Holmes go about illustrating a book about the creation of the universe? It all began with marbleized paper.

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About Travis Jonker

Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.


  1. Thank you Travis!!

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