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All the color and action of liners, tankers, tugs, barges, ferryboats, and fireboats in a harbor are presented in this exciting visual adventure. "Harbor is a picture book, and a great one at that. Every library will want it."--School Library Journal

Synopsis:

All the color and action of liners, tankers, tugs, barges, ferryboats, and fireboats in a harbor are presented in this exciting visual adventure. "Harbor is a picture book, and a great one at that. Every library will want it."--School Library Journal

Synopsis:

Presents various kinds of boats which come and go in a busy harbor.

About the Author

Donald Crews is the renowned creator of two Caldecott Honor books, Freight Train and Truck. Among his other enormously popular books are such favorites as Night at the Fair, Sail Away, Bigmama's, Shortcut, and School Bus. He and his wife, Ann Jonas, live in New York's Hudson River Valley.

Donald Crews grew up in Newark, New Jersey, and says that all through his childhood the members of his family were always doing something with their hands. He was always drawing pictures. Now, in the old farmhouse where he lives with his wife, the noted author and illustrator Ann Jonas, Donald Crews is still drawing pictures.

After graduating from New York City's Cooper Union, Mr. Crews spent three years working as a designer. He was assistant art director of Dance magazine, on the staff of a small design studio, and did freelance work as a book-jacket designer. But in 1962 he was inducted into the Army, and for a time his artistic pursuits were set aside. As the end of his eighteen-month military stint in Germany approached, he assigned himself to the task of writing and illustrating a children's book to add to his portfolio. The result was the brilliant concept book We Read: A to Z (Harper &Row, 1967), which, nearly twenty years later, was reissued by Greenwillow Books. Ten Black Dots, a counting book, came next, and then several books for which he did illustrations only. But the turning point came in 1978, when Greenwillow published Freight Train, a picture book inspired by Mr. Crews's childhood train trips from Newark to visit his grandmother in Florida. It was named a Caldecott Honor Book. Since then, Mr. Crews has created several other highly acclaimed picture books (including Truck, a 1981 Calclecott Honor Book), all painted in the flat, clean colors and bright, unambiguous shapes that are the hallmarks of his striking graphics.

When Donald Crews is asked why he focuses on picture books, he frequently answers, "Why not?" All the tools necessary for the creation of any piece of art are also elements in a successful picture book. Mr. Crews chooses a subject, explores ways to develop the subject visually, writes a story, then produces his finished illustrations. And the final audience, the children, tell him that they like what he does. Why not, indeed!

Product Details

ISBN:
9780688073329
Author:
Crews, Donald
Publisher:
Greenwillow Books
Author:
by Donald Crews
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Picture books
Subject:
Picture books for children
Subject:
Concepts - General
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Transportation
Subject:
Boats and boating
Subject:
Ships
Subject:
Transportation - Boats, Ships & Underwater Craft
Subject:
Harbors
Subject:
Children s-Transportation General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Mulberry ed.
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series Volume:
no. 89-1
Publication Date:
19870923
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from PreS to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
7.78x9.90x.11 in. .28 lbs.
Age Level:
to 5

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"Synopsis" by , All the color and action of liners, tankers, tugs, barges, ferryboats, and fireboats in a harbor are presented in this exciting visual adventure. "Harbor is a picture book, and a great one at that. Every library will want it."--School Library Journal
"Synopsis" by , Presents various kinds of boats which come and go in a busy harbor.
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