Julie Morstad and her brother, Paul Morstad, teamed up for the fantastic animation on this video for Neko Case's "People Got a Lotta Nerve."

I especially love the elephants, maybe because I've just finished reading Kate Di Camillo's The Magician's Elephant which was almost inexpressibly lovely.

And if you don't believe me, you can go and read an excerpt here. I used the opening of this novel as an example for my YA students the other day because it so beautifully and economically does exactly what it needs to do. Illustrations for the book are courtesy of Yoko Tanaka and are very lovely, but I would really like to see Julie and Kate Di Camillo work together one of these days.

You can read Adam Gopnik's fine appraisal of the novel here.


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