Show Me a Story!

Why Picture Books Matter

By MARCUS, Leonard S.

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ISBN
978-0-7636-3506-0
Publisher
Candlewick


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on June 1, 2012  |  Professional Reading

Marcus set out "on a kind of mad quest to find the vital thread that links an artist's life story to the stories and images for which he or she is known." To accomplish this, he has provided profiles and conversations with 21 of the most celebrated illustrators of contemporary picture books. Most of the interviews occurred in 2009 or prior, with some dating as far back as 1988, which is when Maurice Sendak's Dear Mili was published. Eleven of them were published in Ways o...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on April 1, 2012

"For a story’s text to work, it needs to be incomprehensible. Otherwise you wouldn’t need the pictures," avers Mo Willems, neatly explicating the title for these "Conversations with 21 of the World’s Most Celebrated Illustrators." This subtitle may sound familiar: eleven of these interviews appeared in Marcus’s Ways of Telling: Conversations on the Art of the Picture Book (rev. 9/02). What’s added is grand to have, however: ten new interviews; a revised introduction; updates for such luminaries as Maurice Sendak and Eric Carle; and a succinct foreword by David Wiesner explaining why picture books really do matter. Along with the artists’ eloquent musings on their sou...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2012

Eleven of these interviews appeared in Marcus's <i>Ways of Telling: Conversations on the Art of the Picture Book</i>. What's added is grand ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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