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A Caldecott celebration : six artists and their paths to the Caldecott medal / Leonard S. Marcus.

By: Marcus, Leonard S, 1950-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Walker & Co. : c1998Description: 49 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm.ISBN: 0802786561; 9780802786562; 0802786588; 9780802786586.Subject(s): Illustration of books -- Awards -- United States -- Juvenile literature | Illustrated children's books -- United States -- Juvenile literature | Illustration of books -- 20th century -- United States -- Juvenile literature | Illustrators -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Caldecott Medal -- Juvenile literature | McCloskey, Robert, 1914-2003 | Brown, Marcia | Sendak, Maurice | Steig, William, 1907-2003 | Van Allsburg, Chris | Wiesner, DavidDDC classification: 741.6/42/0973
Contents:
Robert McCloskey -- Marcia Brown -- Maurice Sendak -- William Steig -- Chris Van Allsburg -- David Wiesner
Awards: ALA Notable Children's Book, 1999.Summary: Profiles six Caldecott award winning books and their authors, including Robert McCloskey's "Make Way for Ducklings," Marcia Brown's "Cinderella," Maurice Sendak's "Where the Wild Things Are," William Steig's "Sylvester and the Magic Pebble," Chris Van Allsburg's "Jumanji," and David Wiesner's "Tuesday."
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Includes index.

Profiles six Caldecott award winning books and their authors, including Robert McCloskey's "Make Way for Ducklings," Marcia Brown's "Cinderella," Maurice Sendak's "Where the Wild Things Are," William Steig's "Sylvester and the Magic Pebble," Chris Van Allsburg's "Jumanji," and David Wiesner's "Tuesday."

Robert McCloskey -- Marcia Brown -- Maurice Sendak -- William Steig -- Chris Van Allsburg -- David Wiesner

ALA Notable Children's Book, 1999.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 3-6-First given in 1938, the Caldecott award has been won by many distinguished illustrators, six of whom are profiled in this handsome book. Choosing a winner from each decade, Marcus has assembled an impressive lineup of talent-Robert McCloskey, Marcia Brown, Maurice Sendak, William Steig, Chris Van Allsburg, and David Wiesner. Each chapter opens with a photo of the illustrator, some information about the Caldecott-winning book, and a quote from his or her acceptance speech. While the focus is on the creation of the award-winning book, a great deal of background about the artists' lives and the way in which they work is given. The large, attractive pages invite readers to savor the multitude of illustrations. Some of them show the various drafts leading up to the finished art so that readers can easily see the evolution of the artists' ideas. Anecdotes about the relationship between the illustrators and their editors are also included, reinforcing the idea that this collaboration is very important in the creation of excellent books. With an index, a glossary (lithographic crayon, pre-separated art, etc.), and a bibliography of all of the Caldecott Medal winners (though not the Honor Books), this title has just about everything readers might want. Most of all, it has such wonderful tidbits-Robert McCloskey sketching the bottom of a duck's bill from his vantage point on the floor, Maurice Sendak buying an armful of roses for Ursula Nordstrom when he won, etc. So many good stories for children and adults to enjoy.-Barbara Scotto, Michael Driscoll School, Brookline, MA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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<p> Leonard S. Marcus is one of the children's book world's most respected and versatile writers, historians, and critics. His incisive book reviews have been featured in Parenting magazine in every issue since the monthly magazine's founding in 1987. In addition, Leonard has been a Parenting contributing editor since 1988 and has directed the magazine's annual "Reading Magic Awards" for excellence in children's literature since their inception in that year.</p>

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