Sunday, January 25, 2015

Poll: Your Favorite Mercer Mayer Artwork in "Figure"

Mercer Mayer created 13 full page illustrations for The Figure in the Shadows and, in celebration of its 40th anniversary, we want to know which one is your favorite.

Is it seeing Woody Mingo on the streets of New Zebedee wearing a deerstalker, Rose Rita seconds away from dropping a mysterious amulet into the sewer, or Lewis standing at the front door of 100 High Street at midnight whilst reading recently-delivered mail? Or something else entirely?

Pick your favorite from our list below and see how it ranks with other fans.


Your Favorite Mercer Mayer Artwork in The Figure in the Shadows
The Figure in the Shadows [Frontispiece].
Lewis stopped dead in his tracks. It was Woody Mingo. [9]
Lewis stood there in the moonlight with the card in his hand. [30]
He found Lewis crying with this head on the dining room table. [37]
Lewis turned. He stood there silent, staring out into the strange twilight. [55]
[Woody] would put dead mice in Lewis's briefcase because he knew Lewis was very much afraid of dead animals. [60]
Lewis hauled off and punched Woody in the stomach. [68]
Since the only light in the picture was moonlight, Lewis could not see too much of the man. [77]
Rose Rita took the amulet out of her bathrobe pocket. She dangled it over the grate, swinging it on its chain. [95]
[Lewis] stomped out into the hall and slammed the door behind him. [105]
[Lewis] turned and looked toward the dark archway. A figure stepped forward from it. [118]
[Jonathan] found Rose Rita, red-faced, panting, and covered with snow. [122]
Mrs. Zimmerman reached into her pocket and pulled out what looked like a piece of phosphorescent chalk. When she put it in Rose Rita's hand, it burned like an icicle. [137]
Seeing as how it was Christmas for Lewis, it might as well be Christmas for everybody. [153]
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