I read this during the 3rd grade and, I found it really exciting because of his unique power which allowed him to speak to paintings. The way the author (Jenny Nimmo) wrote the book was for it to be a cliffhanger (from what I remember.) The book was also written in a way so that a 3rd grader would be able to read it and understand what is happening. What I really liked about the way it was written was that it made me feel like I was older then I really was. The book also had this way that if you forgot 30 pages worth of info, you would be able to recover and relearn what happened.
Percival Everett’s latest book, So Much Blue, captivates its readers through its unique writing and the different setting in which Everett has chosen to tell a story. Everett’s book interchanges between three different settings to tell artist Kevin Pace’s story: “House” (the present), “Paris” (ten years ago), and “El Salvador” (1979). Each setting has its own different plots and its own different secrets. In “House”, Kevin lives with his wife and two children and he works on his painting that he chooses to keep in away from any eyes but his own. In “Paris” Kevin has an affair with a French lady 25 years younger than him, and in “El Salvador” Kevin goes with his friend Richard to find Richard’s brother Tad in a country where civil war is close
He continues to work countless hours on drawings/paintings for himself and other children’s book authors. In an interview with Tom Bodett,host of Loose Leaf Book Company, asked what daily work was like. David said “Oh boy. Get up, get the kids breakfast and get them off to school. Then, work and on days where I 'm trying to work on the concept of a story I can
One of my favorite authors of all time has to be Maurice Sendak, he started off as a comic book writer and then eventually found his passion for picture books and made one of the greatest picture books known to us today “Where the Wild Things Are”. Maurice Sendak is one of the most renowned children’s author, he was born on June 10, 1928 in New York City he also studied at the Art Students League and illustrated more than 80 books by other writers before authoring one himself. One of his most famous books that got him noticed the most was the captivating picture book of Where the Wild Things Are. Maurice Sendaks childhood was one of art, he grew up in Brooklyn, New York who started to draw to pass the time but it was ultimately his talent and passion for art that landed him a part-time job at All-American Comics while in high school.
Often the people that stand out from the crowd at younger ages are the people that will do incredible and amazing things. When Burton was young he was an outsider giving him time to become great at what he loves, he spent his time drawing and writing some of his childhood work that inspired films that he is recognized. Burton uses long shot, flashbacks, and low key lighting in both Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Edward Scissorhands to show the characters insecurities about the obstacle of society. Burton uses longshot in both Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Edward Scissorhands, long shot is first used when the families are standing outside the factory waiting to be let in. it is used to show the nervous attitudes that everyone has about the factory and once again expressing what is unknown about the ginormous factory.
Paul Cadmus was born in 1904, in the upper west side of Manhattan. Cadmus was born into an artistic family, his mother and father were both artists, not only recreational but professionally. His mother illustrated children's books while his father was a commercial artist. Cadmus’s father had studied alongside Robert Henri. At the young age of 15, Paul dropped out of high school and enrolled at the National Academy Of Design for 6 years where he then later attended the Art Students League Of New York.
Stars are not born they are made through the things which make them great. Silas Merritt Robertson was made the star of the hit Duck Dynasty through his humorous stories on the show. His book Si-cology 101 by Si Robertson is a recount of some of his favorite stories which give the reader a peek behind the curtain into Si’s life before Duck Dynasty and how his life has changed since the premier of the A&E show. The book includes stories of his children, wife, and time sent in the service.This novel is great for the reader who would prefer a book with lots of comical relief in some tense situations. As well in this novel the author, Si, helps the reader to realize the power of laughter and faith in times of struggles as well as many other important life lessons.
Stephen Crane has produced well written naturalistic books that really explain the motive of his stories to the reader. The most famous of his writings was The Red Badge of Courage which was the idea of the realistic American Civil War. With the inspiration of writing from his religious parents, especially his father and his brother’s journalist job; he was able to publish this novel to later become an American classic literature. Stephen Crane created fifteen short stories and created many poems. His poems would not be as religious as his parents, but instead would make his poems haunting and spiritual causing his poems to become noticeable to the public.His first major success was the short story of Maggie.His works would make his legacy
Joyce Oates carefully crafted the short story “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been” using parallelism, allegories, symbolism, and the theme of vulnerability. Joyce lived a modest life with her parents and two siblings in Lockport New York. According to an article on Biography.com entitled “Joyce Carol Oates,” she always loved reading, and even before she could write, she would tell stories through the use of pictures. Her secondary schooling began after securing a scholarship from Syracuse University because of an article she had written for her school newspaper. She went on to obtain a master's degree, in a single year, from the University of Wisconsin in 1961.
The graphic novel text, Harry potter and the sorcerer 's stone is written by J.K. Rowling, she introduces the main character Harry Potter. One important detail is that, ten years later Harry Potter would soon be woken up to Mr. And Mrs. Dursley 's front door. In addition, the author provides information about Mrs. Dursley who is Mrs. Potter 's sister. Rowling provides information about Harry Potter by saying he is a thin pre-teenage boy who has a lightning scar across his forehead. Equally important is the information about Dudley who is Mr. And Mrs. Dursleys son.
I am twenty-one years old with a book obsession that would put even the most passionate of librarians into shock. I have a passion for the arts and literature and enjoy creating colorful pieces of art for my home for others to admire and enjoy. My interests are quite varied and range from enjoying foreign movies to attempting to cook new recipes. As a young child I have always felt a passion for fiction writing that compelled me to write. While most children played outside I would lock myself in the room and type hundreds of pages pulled from my thirteen year old imagination.
This book is very entertaining and would appeal to children as well as adults. The Day the Crayons Quit is a witty story about a little boy who discovers the crayons in his crayon box are missing and notes have been left, all written by an individual crayon to, for the most part, express some grievance with the amount of work or the kind of work they do while coloring. This book would be a fantastic book to use across multiple grade levels. It would be a great way to discuss colors, how everything has a color, how color is used, as well as point of view, voice, and persuasive letter writing.