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Giveaway! The Charming ‘Diary of a Time Traveler’

diary of a time traveler

What if you could travel to any era in history, where would you go? That’s the premise of Diary of a Time Traveler by David Long and illustrated by Nicholas Stevenson. The children’s book revolves around young Augustus and Professor Tempo—when the boy falls asleep in history class, his teacher decides to teach him a lesson that the past isn’t boring at all. Professor Tempo then hands Augustus a magic diary, where all he needs to do is write a time and place to travel there.

I’ve got a copy of this book to giveaway! Scroll down to enter. 

diary of a time traveler

diary of a time traveler

Together, student and teacher travel throughout time and geographical locations to meet famous inventors, leaders, writers, painters, athletes, and more.  Each double-page spread covers a different place and era. Augustus writes an introduction to explain the sights and sounds, while the Professor provides interesting captions—facts—about the locale.




Some of the 100+ famed figures include: Mozart; Louis XIV; Shakespeare; Leonardo Da Vinci, and Marie Curie. They cover events around the world, with more a focus on Western culture.




Let’s get to the illustrations. They’re easily my favorite part of the entire book! I was a fan of Nicholas’ work before Diary of a Time Traveler, and this just confirms his talent. I love the character design—they’re stylized, cartoonish, and quirky—and the various textures make the images visually exciting page after page.



Get this book for yourself! Enter to win my giveaway!

To enter, leave a comment on this post (make sure I have a way to contact you!). If you’re on Instagram, double your chances by following @brwnpaperbag and liking the giveaway photo.  Open to anyone around the world.

Giveaway ends on Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at 11:59PM EST. Good luck!

Illustrator, Paper Craft, Sculpture

Isobelle Ouzman Transforms Discarded Books into Sculptural Illustrations

Isobelle Ouzman
Discarded books have found a new life with the work of Isobelle Ouzman. Her intricate, sculptural illustration carve into the publications’ pages, creating mystical landscapes that tell a whole new story—separate from the book’s original tale. Many of her compositions feature pen and ink drawings, but sometimes she’ll accent areas with watercolor paints.

Ouzman sells her altered books through her Etsy shop. She occasionally takes commissions, too. Wouldn’t this be perfect for the book lover in your life?
Isobelle Ouzman