Type Book
Date 1985
Tags picture book, children's book, Caldecott Honor, fiction

The Relatives Came

A 1986 Caldecott honor book. Cute story. It's got no conflict, just a mellow (but amusing) story of relatives from Virginia coming to visit. The art is rendered in colored pencil by Stephen Gammell, whose work I'm more familiar with from Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. The people share the characteristic 'lumpiness' of the illustrations from that book, but there's nothing horrifying about these. Just lighthearted art in a palette heavy in greens and blues.

Name Role
Cynthia Rylant Author
Stephen Gammell Illustrator