HIDDEN FOR TWENTY YEARS, CLASSIC CHILDREN'S ART TO BE SHOWN AND SOLD
The complete collection of Sheila McGraw's original illustrations for the beloved children's classic, Love You Forever is currently being offered for sale at Loch Gallery in Toronto. The illustrations have been perfectly preserved in their original condition, in a sealed box, for almost twenty years. The exhibition includes 15 original full-colour illustrations, including a rare work that was only published in the first printing of the book (later replaced with a different drawing).
Author of LOVE YOU FOREVER Robert Munsch and illustrator Sheila McGraw will be present signing hardcover copies (available for sale) of LOVE YOU FOREVER. AT THE LOCH GALLERY 16 HAZELTON AVENUE TORONTO CANADA, Saturday December 10, 2005 from 2 to 4pm.
VIEW THE ORIGINAL ART
The illustrations and a selection of working sketches will be shown to the public for the first time ever, at Loch Gallery in Toronto, December 3 to 15, 2005 or visit the Loch Gallery website, www.lochgallery.com click ?Upcoming Exhibitions? then click ?Sheila McGraw -- Love you Forever?
LOVE YOU FOREVER ? BACKGOUND
Love You Forever, written by Robert Munsch, illustrated by Sheila McGraw and published by Firefly Books is turning twenty in 2006 and has sold twenty million copies. The book was first published in 1986 and quickly became a favourite for moms, whose love of the book was spread by word-of-mouth, creating an unprecedented international bestseller. Its early success, the still-strong sales and its universal appeal as it approaches the twentieth anniversary, mark it as a classic. LOVE YOU FOREVER was featured on the hit show Friends' final episode this past year demonstrating its cross-generation interest. It was number one on the New York Times Children's Bestsellers List in 1994, the last time the list was compiled.