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Show Me a Story!
Show Me a Story!
Written by Leonard S. Marcus
Format: Hard Cover
ISBN-10: 0763635065
ISBN-13: 9780763635060
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Show Me a Story!
Why Picture Books Matter: Conversations with 21 of the World's Most Celebrated Illustrators

author: Leonard S. Marcus

Max and Mickey; Miss Nelson; Pack, Quack, and Mrs. Mallard; Pigeon; Sylvester; John Henry; and a very hungry caterpillar - these are just a few of the beloved picture book characters discussed in Show Me a Story. Renowned children's literature authority Leonard S. Marcus speaks with their creators and others - twenty-one of the world's most celebrated authors and illustrators - and asks about their childhood, their inspiration, their determination, their mentors, their creative choices, and more. Amplifying these richly entertaining and thought-provoking conversations are eighty-eight full-color plates revealing each illustrator's artistic process from sketch to near -final artwork in fascinating, behind-the-scenes detail. Why do children love and need picture books so much? Recasting and greatly expanding on a volume published in 2002 as Ways of Telling, Leonard S. Marcus confirms that picture books matter because they make a difference in our children's lives.

In compelling interviews by the acclaimed Leonard S. Marcus, twenty-one top authors and illustrators reveal their inside stories on the art of creating picture books.
suggested retail price (U.S./CAN):
$22.99 / $26.00
isbn-10/isbn-13:
0763635065 / 9780763635060
on sale date:
05/2012
type/format:
Nonfiction / Hard Cover
age range:
12 yrs and up
# of pages/size:
304 / 6 1/16" x 9 1/4"
grade range:
Grade 7 and up
 
author’s comments:
Leonard S. Marcus is one of the world's leading writers about children's books and their illustrations. His many books include The Wand in the Word: Conversations with Writers of Fantasy; Funny Business: Conversations with Writers of Comedy; Dear Genius; and others. His essays, interviews, and reviews appear in the New York Times Book Review, among other publications. About Show Me a Story!, he says, "Our favorite picture books speak to us at the start of life and continue to speak to us for the rest of our lives. I find that an amazing achievement." Leonard S. Marcus lives in Brooklyn.
 
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