by Tim Jessell, Random House, 2012.
Breathtaking vistas and views greet the reader as an imagined flight of a falcon sweeps them from the plains through mountain heights, over oceans and cliffs to a city-scape where a skyscraper becomes the falcon's eyrie. Jessell's landscapes spread over two pages and evoke wind and sky and majesty from the falcon's point of view. The child's imagination takes the falcon to the city where it dives towards people on the sidewalk and swoops away. Jessell's landscapes and realism is fresh and welcome.
His website gives an overview of his work and a look at his process for sketching and painting.
Tim Jessell website