Children’s Book, This Way Comes

Isaac Lekach :: Thursday, November 5th, 2009 3:15 pm

The Decemberists’ front man Colin Meloy announced plans to release a children’s book today. Meloy’s wife and frequent collaborator Carson Ellis will provide the illustrations. The book is called The Unfortunate Demise of Whitley Rackham and is not quite completed. Release information is therefore TBD. But this isn’t the first time Ellis illustrated a musician-penned children’s book. She is also responsible for the images in Lemony Snicket’s The Composer Is Dead. Snicket (A.K.A. Daniel Handler) is, of course, known for the A Series Of Unfortunate Events installments and has also recorded and performed with The Magnetic Fields. Books! Check ‘em out. (Oh yes, the image to the left is from Rackham).