Fun Projects from Team Laurie
Laurie and her team like to play with ways to build the BUZZ for a new book, or to celebrate National Library Week, or to simply have some fun. The pieces below are printable, in case you want a Pirate King poster on your wall, or a suggestion on keeping calm.
Here you have a few of the team’s favorites.
“The Owl and the Pussycat”
During the pandemic, Laurie did a fundraiser for Bookshop Santa Cruz’s Keep Kids Reading project, indulging in kid-related nonsense—in this case, three versions of it:
1. A beautiful illustrated version of Edward Lear’s poem:
The Illustrated Owl & Pussycat
2. An academic approach to the poem:
The Annotated Owl & Pussycat
3. Laurie reading the illustrated “Owl and the Pussycat,” here or here:
The World’s Greatest Detective
(and her husband, Sherlock Holmes)
This beautiful piece of art was done by Jean Lukens, and is shown here as the cover to the e-book The Mary Russell Companion.
Keep Calm & Call Mary Russell
A motivational poster for any era.
Russell & Holmes travel
all over the world—here’s an origami-style coloring book tracing their voyages.
Beekeeper to Dreaming Spies Coloring Book
Coloring Book Folding Instructions
The Murder of Mary Russell has two
timelines, that of Russell herself in the 1920s, but also Mrs Hudson’s 1870s. Clothing styles changed a bit, in the intervening years.
Dressing Your Lady, 1879 & 1925
Dreaming Spies takes place
in Japan, and was the source of several images and projects.
Poem by Laurie, translation by Evelyn Thompson, art by Jean Lukens, design by Bob Difley.
Art by Jean Lukens, design by Bob Difley.
also brought out a lot of Arrrt! in people.
There’s a movie poster, naturally.
And a song sheet, so book groups can sing along to “The Major-Criminal’s Song”
Illuminated MyStory (Mary Russell’s War)
“MySpace” is long gone, but the tale of how Mary Russell came to send her memoirs to Laurie King will linger on—especially in these Illuminated versions.