When you see this sign in the Moody/Wetherill Visual Arts Center parking lot, you know it’s summer at Hollins and that the M.F.A. program in children’s literature is in session (after the session ends, the sign lives in the children’s wing of the library). Dreamed up and painted by Ashley Wolff, Lauren Mills, Ruth Sanderson, and Wendy Watson, faculty members in the children’s book illustration certificate program, the sign “aims for picture book locations with an emphasis on American ones, if possible,” according to Wolff.
Take our quiz and match the signpost places with their respective books. For those places that are also book titles, you’ll have to guess the author and illustrator. There are also extra-credit questions for those who really know their way around the children’s literature landscape.
Photo: Albana Moreyra ’14
The Enchanted Wood
The Great Green Room
An Old House in Paris
Where the Wild Things Are
The children’s literature graduate program is having a contest to name three more special places in children’s literature. The winning suggestions will be painted by faculty members of the children’s book illustration certificate program. Send your suggestions by October 1, 2013, to Ashley Wolff at firstname.lastname@example.org. The first person to suggest a particular place gets the credit.