Dark Emperor received a 2011 Newbery Honor for Joyce's poetry and a 2011 Boston Globe/Horn Book Honor in the picture book category, and appeared in The New York Times Bestsellers lists. It was chosen as a Best Book of 2010 by Horn Book Magazine in their year-end Fanfare issue, The Bulletin Of The Center For Children's Books Blue Ribbon selections, and in Booklist Editor's Choice.
With Joyce's poems (wonderfully luminous for a book about the night) and the illustrations we spent nearly two years printing, Dark Emperor also received four starred reviews (from Booklist, Publisher's Weekly, Kirkus & Horn Book) and was chosen as a Junior Library Guild Selection--even before its official release date!
10.5 x 10 Hard cover with dust jacket. Signed by the artist in a left-handed sort of way.