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Michael McCurdy was born in New York City on February 17, 1942. He studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston between 1960 and 1966. He received a B.F.A. in 1964 and a M.F.A. in 1971 from Tufts University. He taught drawing and printmaking at Concord Academy and Wellesley College. mostra'n més He also founded Penmaen Press. His wood engravings and scratchboard drawings have been published in more than 200 books for children and adults. His first illustrated children's book, Please Explain by Isaac Asimov, was published in 1973. His other illustration credits include The Owl-Scatterer by Howard Norman, The Seasons Sewn: A Year in Patchwork by Ann Whitford Paul, An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving by Louisa May Alcott, American Tall Tales by Mary Pope Osborne, and The Sailor's Alphabet. He died on May 28, 2016 at the age of 74. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys

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This alphabet book, set at Walden Pond, makes Henry David Thoreau and his love for this historic pond accessible to young children. Wood engravings complement each letter. Source Notes.
NCSS | Hi ha 2 ressenyes més | Jul 23, 2021 |
I began reading this book with high hopes, but after a few pages I became confused as to the target audience. While I wasn't expecting a Disney-type of fluff, I was a little surprised to see some things that were less appropriate for children, such as a predator talking about his previous meals/victims. It just ... seemed ... wrong. Nice illustrations, though.
fuzzi | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Sep 23, 2019 |
I find authors who write about difficult subjects like this to be quite intriguing. Shakleton's story is not for the faint of heart and I thought this author did a nice job of being honest about details like starvation, horrible uncleanliness, and true struggle to survive in unimaginable conditions. McCurdy puts us readers through several rise and falls, mirroring the trauma and uncertainty of the men's situation. There is not a distinct climax though other than these moments of excitement, though 'Shaks' final journey to the whaling island may have been intended to be the climax? I gave this book the rating of 3.5 stars, despite the fact I quite liked how it was written, because first, I wish McCurdy had given us more context on the environment. I do not think understanding the harsh conditions of Antarctica is something an average human really grasps, let alone a child. Second, this book really needed stronger illustrations because of the unimaginable qualities the story has. The fact that these men fought to survive for 2 years to return home while stranded in Antarctica with the technology of 1915 is incredible and I would have liked to see a better visual representation.… (més)
signecbaum | Hi ha 7 ressenyes més | Feb 1, 2018 |
I liked this book for two reasons. First, I liked that since it was nonfiction the author went to great lengths to ensure accuracy and included a bibliography. Of the four books cited, two of them were written by men who were on the voyage. Second, I liked how the book pushed readers to think about what it would be like to be in a dangerous situation where they were trapped and they did not have any resources to get help. They also had to deal with the ice that sometimes would melt and sea lions that threatened to attack them. The main message of the book was to retell some of the interesting events that happened on that adventure in a format that younger children could enjoy.… (més)
rbanne1 | Hi ha 7 ressenyes més | Oct 4, 2016 |


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