Bright Blue Rooster is a story of “humorous nonsense that, on reflection, makes a subtle comment about our current situation ‘down on the farm.’” Written by Mike Norris with carved illustrations by one of America’s best-known folk artists, Minnie Adkins, the book includes a musical version so the tale can be read or sung.
Fox 56, Lexington At 85, eastern Kentucky folk artist still as sharp as her knives
ELLIOTT COUNTY, KENTUCKY (WDKY-TV)– Minnie Adkins is one of the most renown folk artists from Appalachia. Her wood carvings are in galleries and museums around the world.
Proceeds from the sale of this book will also help other communities and organizations preserve their history through Our American Heritage Project, a non-profit organization.
About The Author
Minnie Adkins, who has been carving since she was five years old, is one of America’s best-known folk artists. Among many honors, she has won the Folk Art Society of America Distinguished Artist Award, the Centre College Norton Award, and the Morehead University Appalachian Treasure Award. Her work is part of many permanent collections including the Smithsonian American Art Museum; the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.; the American Folk Art Museum; the Huntington Museum of Art; and the Kentucky Folk Art Center. She has illustrated another children’s book, Sonny the Monkey, and lives in Isonville, Kentucky.
Book DetailsAuthor: Mike Norris
Product Dimensions: 10x8.5
Cover Type: Hardcover