By People Staff
Updated February 16, 1981 12:00 PM

by R.O. Blechman

His drawings are wispy, barely there at all. The lines look as if he does his work on a shaky subway car. But Blechman is an original, and his books, magazine covers, posters, illustrations, films and advertisements are always fresh, often memorable. This selection of his best work includes the book The Juggler of Our Lady in its entirety, and the key drawings for the long-running CBS-TV Christmas greeting of a woodsman who spares a tree because it houses a bird. As happens in Blechman’s world, the story goes a step farther: The woodsman turns his saw into a violin and joins the bird in Christmas music—all in less than 60 seconds. The book’s foreword by Maurice Sendak, an artist with a totally different style, is insightful and admiring. (Hudson Hills Press, $32.50)