Imatge de l'autor

Gerald McDermott (1941–2012)

Autor/a de Anansi the Spider: A Tale from the Ashanti

31+ obres 10,297 Membres 487 Ressenyes 1 preferits

Sobre l'autor

Gerald McDermott was born January 31, 1941 in Detroit, Michigan. He began studying art when he was admitted to a class at one of the nation's finest museums, the Detroit Institute of Arts, when he was just four years old. He continued pursuing his passion for art at Cass Tech, a public high school mostra'n més for the gifted. Upon graduation, he was awarded a National Scholastic scholarship to New York's Pratt Institute. He took a leave of absence during his junior year to become the first graphic designer for Channel 13, New York's educational television station, the year it went on the air. He also designed and directed his first animated film, The Stonecutter. He then toured Europe, visiting and exchanging ideas with filmmakers in England, France, and Yugoslavia. He returned to Pratt to finish his degree in 1964 and began producing and directing a series of animated films on folklore. It was then that he met Joseph Campbell, who served as the consultant on four of McDermott's films. McDermott then began to adapt his films into picture books. His first book, Anansi the Spider: A Tale from the Ashanti, was named a Caldecott Honor Book. His other books include Arrow to the Sun: A Tale from the Pueblo that won the 1975 Caldecott Medal, Raven: A Trickster Tale from the Pacific Northwest, another Caldecott Honor Book, and Musicians of the Sun. He died on December 26, 2012 at the age of 71. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys
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Obres de Gerald McDermott

Arrow to the Sun: A Pueblo Indian Tale (1974) — Il·lustrador — 1,910 exemplars
Zomo the Rabbit (1992) 640 exemplars
Tim O'Toole and the Wee Folk (1990) 365 exemplars
Papagayo: The Mischief Maker (1980) 171 exemplars
Creation (2003) 167 exemplars
Musicians of the Sun (1997) 128 exemplars
Daniel O'Rourke: An Irish Tale (1986) 123 exemplars
The Fox and the Stork (1999) 120 exemplars

Obres associades

Eric Carle's Dragons, Dragons (1991) — Col·laborador — 727 exemplars
The Brambleberrys Animal Book of Colors (1987) — Il·lustrador — 24 exemplars

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Data de naixement
1941-01-31
Data de defunció
2012-12-26
Gènere
male
Nacionalitat
USA
Lloc de naixement
Detroit, Michigan, USA
Professions
filmmaker
children's book author

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Independent Reading Level: Grades kindergarten- 3rd grade; ages 5-8
Awards:Caldecott Honor
 
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Virginia_Lynn1999 | Hi ha 128 ressenyes més | Apr 27, 2024 |
Independent or whole group reading.
Caldecott Honor Award.
 
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cpaiz | Hi ha 85 ressenyes més | Apr 25, 2024 |
A great book with a Mexican twist !
 
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skhan82 | Hi ha 4 ressenyes més | Mar 10, 2024 |
A traditional Ashanti tale about a spider, Anansi. Anansi is out a long journey when he encounters trouble when he meets fish and falcon. Thankfully Anansi also encounters Nyame, the God of all Things, he is able to help get Anansi out of his tough situation. This beautifully illustrated book will be a favorite among elementary students.
 
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satnightfevre | Hi ha 128 ressenyes més | Feb 16, 2024 |

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Obres
31
També de
4
Membres
10,297
Popularitat
#2,307
Valoració
3.9
Ressenyes
487
ISBN
203
Llengües
3
Preferit
1

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