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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

Renowned children’s literature authority Leonard S. Marcus speaks with twenty-one of the world’s most celebrated illustrators of picture books, asking about their childhood, their inspiration, 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 in fascinating, behind- the-scenes detail. This inspiring collection confirms that picture books matter because they make a difference in our children’s lives.

“Will inspire, inform, and delight those of any age who areengaged in—or by—the arts.” — The Horn Book
suggested retail price (U.S./CAN):
$15.99 / $18.00
076366720X /  9780763667207
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Non-Fiction / EBook
age range:
12 yrs and up
# of pages/size:
352 / N/A
grade range:
Grade 7 and up
History; Artists, Architects, Photographers; Literary Criticism & Collections; Books & Reading; Children's Literature; Book;
author’s comments:
Leonard S. Marcus is one of the world’s leading writers about children’s books and the people who create them. He is the award-winning author and editor of The Wand in the Word: Conversations with Writers of Fantasy; Funny Business: Conversations with Writers of Comedy; Show Me a Story! Why Picture Books Matter; Dear Genius: The Letters of Ursula Nordstrom, as well as many other books. His essays, interviews, and reviews appear in the New York Times Book Review and the Horn Book magazine. Leonard S. Marcus lives in Brooklyn.
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