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I’ve received personal letters and have read reviews of my book, AS AN OAK TREE GROWS, that describe it as a “white man’s history”. That I’ve glossed over the displacement of Native American people by white men, and that it shouldn’t be read to children (and as an author, those last words are probably the […]


 [IVAN:The Remarkable True Story of the Shopping Mall Gorilla by Katherine Applegate (The One and Only Ivan) tells of a western lowland gorilla who was captured as an infant from his home in the Congo and brought to the United States. He quickly outgrew the home he was staying in and was confined to […]


A big Thank You to longtime friend and fellow illustrator Laura Jacobsen for the nice interview! A November of Mini-Interviews-G. Brian Karas @ Laura Jacobsen


Plan B

03Jan13

I’m almost finished with the artwork for TAP TAP BOOM BOOM by Elizabeth Bluemle (Candlewick Press), a poem about a rainy day in the city. The text is lively with sounds of rain and thunder and I wanted the images to be full of sounds too in a way. Raindrops splatter on sidewalks, cars splash […]


  A while ago (2 1/2 years to be exact) I posted this on my blog about a book I had just begun to work on, LEMONADE IN WINTER by Emily Jenkins. why is it … ? 26jan10 That book is now published and will be released next month (Schwartz and Wade Books, Random House). Some […]


I just got back from a mini trip that was a maxi success. Research for a book prompted me out of the house for a much needed mid summer break. The book I’m researching is Before Now, by Lesa Cline-Ransome. It’s a story about whales and whaling and takes place in two times, present day […]