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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:

Maeve is unnerved when she and her grandfather find a body in the bog in Ballywhinney,

Ireland. It turns out to be the body of a young girl who lived more than a

thousand years ago. A girl like Maeve, with fair hair, who walked the same fields and

picked the same flowers. When archeologists display the mummy at a museum, Maeve

wonders: Does the girl mind being displayed in a glass case for all to see? Or does she

miss the green meadow where she had lain for so many hundreds of years?

Two picture-book masters sensitively capture the layers of thought and feeling arising

in the face of an awe-inspiring and mysterious discovery.

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:
Hill, Laban Carrick
Author:
McCully, Emily Arnold
Subject:
Art - General
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : General
Subject:
People & Places - United States - African-American
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Biography
Subject:
Historical - Prehistory
Edition Description:
Picture book
Publication Date:
20100931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color illustrations
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
11 x 8.5 in 0.86 lb
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 , Maeve is unnerved when she and her grandfather find a body in the bog in Ballywhinney,

Ireland. It turns out to be the body of a young girl who lived more than a

thousand years ago. A girl like Maeve, with fair hair, who walked the same fields and

picked the same flowers. When archeologists display the mummy at a museum, Maeve

wonders: Does the girl mind being displayed in a glass case for all to see? Or does she

miss the green meadow where she had lain for so many hundreds of years?

Two picture-book masters sensitively capture the layers of thought and feeling arising

in the face of an awe-inspiring and mysterious discovery.

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