The Matchbox DiaryAward-winning author, Paul Fleischman has written a tale of a young girl and her great-grandfather who go through a small matchbox full of items he has collected throughout his life. Each item in the box brings girl and great-grandfather into another scene in his memory. The Matchbox Diary, a picture book illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline (who also illustrated The Miraculous Journey of Edward Toulane among many others), has beautifully depicted each memory-filled page with meticulous detail over the great-grandfather’s century of life. It’ll be wonderful to see these two artists (Fleischman and Ibatoulline) work together again on this sure-to-be emotional story.

The Matchbox Diary will be released on Tuesday, March 12th, 2013