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Gerald McDermott (1941–2012)

Författare till Anansi the Spider: A Tale from the Ashanti

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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 visa mer 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) visa färre
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Verk av Gerald McDermott

Arrow to the Sun: A Pueblo Indian Tale (1974) — Illustratör — 1,821 exemplar
Zomo the Rabbit (1992) 607 exemplar
Tim O'Toole and the Wee Folk (1990) 341 exemplar
Creation (2003) 160 exemplar
Papagayo: The Mischief Maker (1980) 158 exemplar
Musicians of the Sun (1997) 125 exemplar
The Fox and the Stork (1999) 114 exemplar
Daniel O'Rourke: An Irish Tale (1986) 113 exemplar

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Eric Carle's Dragons, Dragons (1991) — Bidragsgivare — 693 exemplar
The Brambleberrys Animal Book of Colors (1987) — Illustratör — 24 exemplar


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This book is about a folktale from the Native American culture. The coyote is on a mission, of sorts, to make the world bright and colorful, but he tends to get himself into trouble.
haileycinq | 25 andra recensioner | Oct 26, 2023 |
Animals are running away from something and realize it was the wind.
B-Chad | Jul 27, 2023 |
This is the tale of Raven - a PNW trickster who is a shape shifter with magical powers. In this story, Raven sets out to find the light that has been stolen from the sky. Raven suspects the Sky Chief has taken the light and hidden it. He changes himself into a pine needle so the daughter of the Sky Chief will drink him and bear a child. The child finds the box with the stolen light and convinces the daughter to open the box. Once the stolen ball of light rolls out the raven changes back to a bird and returns the light to the sky. The illustrations are gorgeous, and the Raven is drawn in a typical PNW style.… (mer)
taolson | 84 andra recensioner | Jul 6, 2023 |
I was referred to the Anansi tales by a colleague, prompted by a virtual trivia event where we were in a group that chose the team name Arachnids of the Caribbean. Anansi is a folk hero spider character that originated in Ghana. This children's book is delightful story, told as much by the expressive pictures as by the minimal words. This part of Anansi's story includes elements of family, mutual support and individual purpose.
jpsnow | 124 andra recensioner | Jan 2, 2023 |



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