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Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave

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Awards

2010 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award

2011 Caldecott Honor Book

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

To us it is just dirt, the ground we walk on... But to Dave it was clay, the plain and basic stuff upon which he formed a life as a slave nearly 200 years ago.

Dave was an extraordinary artist, poet, and potter living in South Carolina in the 1800s. He combined his superb artistry with deeply observant poetry, carved onto his pots, transcending the limitations he faced as a slave. In this inspiring and lyrical portrayal, National Book Award nominee Laban Carrick Hill's elegantly simple text and award-winning artist Bryan Collier's resplendent, earth-toned illustrations tell Dave's story, a story rich in history, hope, and long-lasting beauty.

Review:

"An accomplished, visually stunning homage to an important African-American artist." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"An inspiring story, perfectly presented and sure to prompt classroom discussion and projects. Outstanding in every way." School Library Journal

Review:

"A beautiful introduction to a great lost artist." Booklist

Review:

"This extraordinary life deserves wide attention. And, fittingly for a book about an artist, Dave the Potter is beautifully designed and illustrated" New York Times

Synopsis:

A National Book Award finalist teams up with an award-winning illustrator to present a beautiful and inspiring biography of a slave who lived in South Carolina in the 1800s and his extraordinary talent for pottery. Full color.

Synopsis:

A young girl witnesses the discovery of the mummified body of another girl in an Irish bog and feels a strong connection to this unknown being from the past.

Synopsis:

In this inviting picture book biography of Mary Nohl, we meet the artist as a young girl, just discovering her talent, and watch as her front yard sculpture garden comes to life.

Synopsis:

While the rest of her classmates were making pastries in cooking classes, Mary Nohl was making artandmdash;anything she fancied out of anything she could find. Inspiration struck Mary even when she wasnandrsquo;t looking for it. Mary used common objects to make uncommon art. And one day, her garden was a gallery.

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Mary Nohl passed away in 2001 at the age of eighty-seven. Her famous garden gallery is located in the front yard of her Fox Point, Wisconsin, home to this day.

Synopsis:

Shooting at the Stars is the moving story of a young British soldier on the front lines during World War I who experiences an unforgettable Christmas Eve. In a letter home to his mother, he describes how, despite fierce fighting earlier from both sides, Allied and German soldiers ceased firing and came together on the battlefield to celebrate the holiday. They sang carols, exchanged gifts, and even lit Christmas trees. But as the holiday came to a close, they returned to their separate trenches to await orders for the war to begin again.
John Hendrix wonderfully brings this story to life, interweaving fact and fiction along with his detailed illustrations and hand-lettered text. His story celebrates the humanity and kindness that can persist even during the darkest periods of our history. Back matter includes a glossary, additional information about World War I and the Christmas Truce and its aftermath, and an archival photograph taken during the Truce.

Praise for Shooting at the Stars

STARRED REVIEWS

andquot;Few titles at this level convey the futility of World War I as well as this one does. A first choice.andquot;

--School Library Journal, starred review

andquot;Timed with the centenary of World War I but a lesson for always, Hendrixand#39;s tale pulls young readers close and shows the human side of war.andquot;

--Kirkus Reviews, starred review

About the Author

Laban Carrick Hill is the author of more than thirty books, including the 2004 National Book Award Finalist Harlem Stomp!, a book he researched for nearly a decade, and America Dreaming, which examines the legacy of the 1960s. He has taught writing at Columbia University, Baruch College, and St. Michael's College and is currently teaching at the Solstice MFA in Creative Writing Program at Pine Manor College in Massachusetts. He is also the cofounder and codirector of the Writers Project of Ghana, based in the US and Ghana.

Bryan Collier began painting at the age of fifteen and earned a B.F.A. with honors from the Pratt Institute in New York. He is the illustrator of over 10 picture books, including Martin's Big Words and Rosa (both Caldecott Honor and Coretta Scott King Award winners) and Barack Obama: Son of Promise, Child of Hope, a New York Times bestseller. Mr. Collier lives in Harlem, where he directs mural programs throughout the city for any child who wants to paint.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780316107310
Author:
Bryan Collier and Laban Carrick Hill
Publisher:
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Illustrator:
Hill, Laban Carrick
Author:
Bunting, Eve
Author:
Collier, Bryan
Author:
Andrews, Troy
Author:
Hill, Laban Carrick
Author:
Hendrix, John
Author:
McCully, Emily Arnold
Author:
Kugler, Tina And Carson
Subject:
Art - General
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : General
Subject:
People & Places - United States - African-American
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Biography
Subject:
Historical - Prehistory
Subject:
General
Subject:
Jazz
Subject:
Historical - Military & Wars
Edition Description:
Picture book
Publication Date:
20100931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color illustrations, 1 archival pho
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
10 x 10 in
Age Level:
04-06

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Product details 32 pages Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - English 9780316107310 Reviews:
"Review" by , "An accomplished, visually stunning homage to an important African-American artist."
"Review" by , "An inspiring story, perfectly presented and sure to prompt classroom discussion and projects. Outstanding in every way."
"Review" by , "A beautiful introduction to a great lost artist."
"Review" by , "This extraordinary life deserves wide attention. And, fittingly for a book about an artist, Dave the Potter is beautifully designed and illustrated"
"Synopsis" by , A National Book Award finalist teams up with an award-winning illustrator to present a beautiful and inspiring biography of a slave who lived in South Carolina in the 1800s and his extraordinary talent for pottery. Full color.
"Synopsis" by ,
A young girl witnesses the discovery of the mummified body of another girl in an Irish bog and feels a strong connection to this unknown being from the past.
"Synopsis" by , In this inviting picture book biography of Mary Nohl, we meet the artist as a young girl, just discovering her talent, and watch as her front yard sculpture garden comes to life.
"Synopsis" by ,
While the rest of her classmates were making pastries in cooking classes, Mary Nohl was making artandmdash;anything she fancied out of anything she could find. Inspiration struck Mary even when she wasnandrsquo;t looking for it. Mary used common objects to make uncommon art. And one day, her garden was a gallery.

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Mary Nohl passed away in 2001 at the age of eighty-seven. Her famous garden gallery is located in the front yard of her Fox Point, Wisconsin, home to this day.

"Synopsis" by ,
Shooting at the Stars is the moving story of a young British soldier on the front lines during World War I who experiences an unforgettable Christmas Eve. In a letter home to his mother, he describes how, despite fierce fighting earlier from both sides, Allied and German soldiers ceased firing and came together on the battlefield to celebrate the holiday. They sang carols, exchanged gifts, and even lit Christmas trees. But as the holiday came to a close, they returned to their separate trenches to await orders for the war to begin again.
John Hendrix wonderfully brings this story to life, interweaving fact and fiction along with his detailed illustrations and hand-lettered text. His story celebrates the humanity and kindness that can persist even during the darkest periods of our history. Back matter includes a glossary, additional information about World War I and the Christmas Truce and its aftermath, and an archival photograph taken during the Truce.

Praise for Shooting at the Stars

STARRED REVIEWS

andquot;Few titles at this level convey the futility of World War I as well as this one does. A first choice.andquot;

--School Library Journal, starred review

andquot;Timed with the centenary of World War I but a lesson for always, Hendrixand#39;s tale pulls young readers close and shows the human side of war.andquot;

--Kirkus Reviews, starred review

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