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A Caldecott Celebration: Six Artists Share Their Paths to the Caldecott Medal

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Step into the studios of six acclaimed illustrators and see how their Caldecott Medal-winning books were created. Children's book lovers of all ages will not want to miss this unique behind-the-scenes tour spanning 60 years of picture-book illustration history.
Hardcover, 49 pages
Published January 1st 1999 by Walker Childrens
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Amanda Hamilton
Aug 02, 2013 Amanda Hamilton rated it really liked it
Six artists are profiled in this interesting nonfiction text for children by book historian Leonard S. Marcus. Robert McCloskey, Marcia Brown, Maurice Sendak, William Steig, Chris Van Allsburg, and David Wiesner are all examined in A Caldecott Celebration, with anecdotes, information, and photographs used to tell the story of each and their experience with the Caldecott Medal.

An introduction, list of Caldecott winners, glossary of art-related terms, and index accompany the brief features of six
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Beth G.
Jun 10, 2015 Beth G. rated it it was amazing
This is the older edition of Marcus's study of Caldecott winners. Six artists, one from each decade of the 1940s-1990s, are profiled in brief sections heavily sprinkled with photographs and reproductions of both their final artwork and their preparatory sketches. A great introduction to Caldecott history, but readers should seek out the new edition, which includes a profile of Mordicai Gerstein, who won the Caldecott in 2004.
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I used this book in my Children's Literature Class - spring 2009. It is an excellent resource, so I bought it for my home MLS resource library.
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This book is about the great artists who have won the Caldecott Medal. It shows their paths to greatness.
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I like that this focuses on the process each artist took. Great for budding artists. Shows job possibilities.
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This book has great bios on various Caldecott winning authors.
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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. Leonard S. Marcus lives in ...more
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