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The Art of Reading: Forty Illustrators Celebrate RIF's 50th Anniversary

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Publisher Comments:

For forty years, the nonprofit literacy organization Reading Is Fundamental has been putting books into the hands of children across America. To commemorate its fortieth anniversary, it has brought together forty of the most celebrated children’s book illustrators working today and asked them each to re-imagine a classic book from their childhood. The result is a collection of beautiful and captivating images and insightful essays that remind us how a child’s early experiences with books can be powerful and lasting—and can help to create writers and artists.This gift book includes a foreword by Leonard Marcus, noted historian, author, and critic in the field of children’s literature.

Review:

"Many creative takes on this volume's title emerge as an illustrious crew (including seven Caldecott Medalists and eight Caldecott Honor artists) share childhood memories of a book that left a lasting impression. For the most part, these articulate and candid commentaries play supporting roles to this handsome volume's shining stars: the full-page illustrations in which each artist creates a visual homage to his or her chosen book. Some renderings stay true to the spirit of the book's original artwork, including those created by Diana Cain Bluthenthal and Henry Cole, who both selected E.B. White's Charlotte's Web, illustrated by Garth Williams ('Mr. Williams breathed a life into the farm and its characters beyond words,' Bluthenthal comments). Other artists add a unique touch: Steven Kellogg depicts himself as a smiling lad riding on the back of Black Beauty's Ginger, restored to the spirited young horse at the novel's start; Eric Rohmann playfully honors Wanda Gg's Millions of Cats with a portrait of a paw-licking, exceedingly fat cat (the last remaining feline after the countless cats quarrel and allegedly eat 'each other all up'). Each entry captures the contributors' personality and style, offering fans a behind-the-easel peak at these talented individuals. Of reading Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are as a child, William Joyce writes, 'I got lost in that book and haven't come out since.' Similarly, readers will effortlessly lose themselves in these intriguing pages. All ages." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

To commemorate its 40th anniversary, Reading Is Fundamental brings together 40 of the most celebrated children's book illustrators working today and asks them to each re-imagine a classic book from their childhood.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780525474845
Subtitle:
Forty Illustrators Celebrate RIF's 40th Anniversary
Foreword:
Marcus, Leonard S.
Manufactured:
Dutton Books
Foreword:
Marcus, Leonard S.
Created:
Reading, Is Fundamental
Author:
Reading Is Fundamental
Author:
Reading, Is Fundamental
Created:
Reading Is Fundamental
Publisher:
Dutton Juvenile
Location:
New York :
Subject:
History - General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Children
Subject:
Children's Literature
Subject:
Illustrators
Subject:
Commercial - Illustration
Subject:
Children's Literature - General
Subject:
Davis, Paul
Subject:
General
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Hardback - picture book
Publication Date:
20050818
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 2 up to 6
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
10.24x10.34x.55 in. 1.60 lbs.
Age Level:
from 7 up to 12

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Product details 96 pages Dutton Books - English 9780525474845 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Many creative takes on this volume's title emerge as an illustrious crew (including seven Caldecott Medalists and eight Caldecott Honor artists) share childhood memories of a book that left a lasting impression. For the most part, these articulate and candid commentaries play supporting roles to this handsome volume's shining stars: the full-page illustrations in which each artist creates a visual homage to his or her chosen book. Some renderings stay true to the spirit of the book's original artwork, including those created by Diana Cain Bluthenthal and Henry Cole, who both selected E.B. White's Charlotte's Web, illustrated by Garth Williams ('Mr. Williams breathed a life into the farm and its characters beyond words,' Bluthenthal comments). Other artists add a unique touch: Steven Kellogg depicts himself as a smiling lad riding on the back of Black Beauty's Ginger, restored to the spirited young horse at the novel's start; Eric Rohmann playfully honors Wanda Gg's Millions of Cats with a portrait of a paw-licking, exceedingly fat cat (the last remaining feline after the countless cats quarrel and allegedly eat 'each other all up'). Each entry captures the contributors' personality and style, offering fans a behind-the-easel peak at these talented individuals. Of reading Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are as a child, William Joyce writes, 'I got lost in that book and haven't come out since.' Similarly, readers will effortlessly lose themselves in these intriguing pages. All ages." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , To commemorate its 40th anniversary, Reading Is Fundamental brings together 40 of the most celebrated children's book illustrators working today and asks them to each re-imagine a classic book from their childhood.
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