The Child and the Very Large Gosling, is the first install-ment of a three part picture book collection, Tales of Childhood. Each story is a part of an overarching theme of the journey we go through in our childhood from our most imaginative time, and the time when that starts to change or fade when we get older. The stories are chronological, and based on moments in which I used my imagination to comfort me in times of hardships with family and friends.
The stories are semi-autobiographical narratives, paired with fantasy elements as our character goes through strange environments, meeting magical animals, and learning lessons that are metaphors for growing up. The first book completed, The Child and the Very Large Gosling follows the journey of an adventurous and independent child based on myself, on a search to see the giant geese fly from the big red barn in the hills.
Eva is an author and illustrator work-ing out of Portland Oregon. Eva enjoys quick turnaround illustrations and spend-ing time on long-term book and narrative projects. Growing up on a farm in Oregon, Eva has always found inspiration in the natural world and its creatures surrounding her.