Huckfest takes readers to infinity and beyond

The seventh annual Charlotte S. Huck Children’s Literature Festival at the University of Redlands last Friday and Saturday. They included such writers as Kristine O’Connell George, an award-winning poet from Los Angeles, and illustrator David Diaz, of Rancho Las Costa, who won the Caldecott Medal in 1995 for his work on “Smokey Night,” awarded by the American Library Association for distinguished contributions to children’s book illustration.

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“The world really first opens up to children in books,” said La Tempa. “Very real places are described in books that are first imagined by children and later fondly remembered by adults.”