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David Wiesner.

David Wiesner. Jill C. Wheeler. Edina, MN: Abdo Publishing, 2005. Illus., hardcover, 24 pp., $14.95.

This book is one in a series which includes Ezra Jack Keats, Robert McCloskey, William Steig, Chris Van Allsburg, and Garth Williams. Each has created picture books that have become classics. These little 8 x 8" volumes focus on the growth of the artists from childhood until adulthood. They tell simple anecdotes which young elementary students should find attractive. They are illustrated with photographs of the artists and their contemporaries.

Very few examples of their work are included. These mini-biographies are useful in illuminating the different ways that artists find their ultimate careers. They should also be useful in sending readers to libraries and book stores seeking out the books mentioned in the narratives.
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Author:Marantz, Ken
Publication:School Arts
Article Type:Brief article
Date:Aug 1, 2006
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