This website is a historical exploration of the 1967 Caldecott award-winning picture book Sam, Bangs & Moonshine, written and illustrated by Evaline Ness.
The website is broken down into the following sections:
Evaline Ness Biography
a biographical sketch of the creator of the book
a production history of the first trade edition, including details about illustrative media, sample illustrations, and physical description
a listing of editions and translations, sales information, and an overview of advertisements
Reception of the Text
a summary of critical reception and reaction from 1966 to the present, with a list of published reviews
a brief overview of Sam, Bangs & Moonshine‘s continued relevance to the world of the picture book
a complete listing of all sources consulted during this project
All images on the site come from the first edition of Sam, Bangs & Moonshine by Evaline Ness unless otherwise stated.