The story of illustrator Grace Lin and her husband, Robert's fight against cancer is moving beyond words.
Last year Robert's Snow: for Cancer's Cure raised over $100,000 for cancer research. The snowflakes were exquisite and I loved looking at each one. I was not alone apparently as the book Robert's Snowflakes highlights many (but not all) of the snowflakes created by children's book illustrators.
The success of last year's auctions has spurred Robert's Snow: for Cancer's Cure--2005. The auctions begin November 6, 2005 and feature children's illustrators such as Aliki, Mary Azarian, Tomie dePaola, Jerry Pinkney, Tony DiTerlizzi (check out the "Spiderwick" snowflake,) Paul O. Zelinsky and many many more.
Take some time and look through the site. You will be so glad you did.