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K.G. Campbell’s Lester’s Dreadful Sweaters

14 Apr 2016

lesterK.G. Campbell’s Lester’s Dreadful Sweaters Adapted Into a Musical

April 14, 2016

In exciting news, K.G. Campbell‘s charming 2012 picture book, Lester’s Dreadful Sweaters, has been adapted into a children’s musical! Lester’s Dreadful Sweaters tells the story of Lester, whose cousin won’t stop knitting him embarrassing sweaters. Lester was adapted for the stage by Aly Renee Amidei, who loves to knit herself and was inspired by K.G.’s illustrations. She also designed the costumes, based on the signature dreadful sweaters, and helped write the lyrics. The play is running until April 24th in the Lifeline Theatre in Chicago. You can learn more about the play at the Lifeline Theatre’s website here and find Publisher’s Weekly review here.

Before checking the play out, don’t forget to check out the original!

K.G. Campbell Wins His Second Ezra Jack Keats New Illustrator Honor

February 21, 2014

Congratulations to K.G. Campbell for his Ezra Jack Keats recognition for Tea Party Rules!

K.G. became the first illustrator to receive two consecutive Ezra Jack Keats New Illustrator Honors. He was awarded his first  New Illustrators Honor last year for his author-illustrated picture book, Lester’s Dreadful Sweaters.  Ame Dyckman, the author of Tea Party Rules, won the Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award!