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Gerald McDermott (1941–2012)

Autor(a) de Anansi the Spider: A Tale from the Ashanti

31+ Works 10,283 Membros 487 Críticas 1 Favorited

About the Author

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 mostrar mais 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) mostrar menos
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Séries

Obras por Gerald McDermott

Arrow to the Sun: A Pueblo Indian Tale (1974) — Ilustrador — 1,910 exemplares
Zomo the Rabbit (1992) 639 exemplares
Tim O'Toole and the Wee Folk (1990) 364 exemplares
Papagayo: The Mischief Maker (1980) 170 exemplares
Creation (2003) 167 exemplares
Musicians of the Sun (1997) 128 exemplares
Daniel O'Rourke: An Irish Tale (1986) 123 exemplares
The Fox and the Stork (1999) 119 exemplares

Associated Works

Eric Carle's Dragons, Dragons (1991) — Contribuidor — 725 exemplares
The Brambleberrys Animal Book of Colors (1987) — Ilustrador — 24 exemplares

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
1941-01-31
Data de falecimento
2012-12-26
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
USA
Local de nascimento
Detroit, Michigan, USA
Ocupações
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 | 128 outras críticas | Apr 27, 2024 |
Independent or whole group reading.
Caldecott Honor Award.
 
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cpaiz | 85 outras críticas | Apr 25, 2024 |
A great book with a Mexican twist !
 
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skhan82 | 4 outras críticas | 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 | 128 outras críticas | Feb 16, 2024 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
31
Also by
4
Membros
10,283
Popularidade
#2,308
Avaliação
3.9
Críticas
487
ISBN
203
Línguas
3
Marcado como favorito
1

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