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Randolph Caldecott: The Man Who Could Not Stop Drawing (2013)

by Leonard S. Marcus(Favorite Author)
4 of 5 Votes: 2
0374310254 (ISBN13: 9780374310257)
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
review 1: Randolph Caldecott is a biography about the man the Caldecott Medal is named after. In the biography the author describes Caldecott's love for creating pictures for children's picture books. His drawings were advanced for the era he lived in and featured objects in motion. This paved away for a new age of picture books. This book can be used with any unit on children's picture books, The Industrial Revolution, art, or biography.
review 2: This was a very thorough biography of Caldecott. The illustrations were predominately all his actual sketches and originals. That being said, it made it more like a trip to a special exhibit at the art museum and less like a child's entertainment. I plan to use it as a resource to prepare a Mock Caldecott unit with the p
... morerimary grades. It will take a very unique (maybe one of my GT) child to wade through this otherwise. less
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I never realized how many illustrations I've seen were created by Randolph Caldecott. Intriguing.
Good history of Randolph Caldecott.
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