Thursday, June 25, 2015

Eric Carle and A Book List

Eric Carle (born June 25, 1929) is an American designer, illustrator, and writer of children's books. He is most famous for "The Very Hungry Caterpillar", a picture book with few words that has been translated into more than 58 languages and sold more than 38 million copies. Since it was published in 1969 he has illustrated more than 70 books, most of which he also wrote, and more than 125 million copies of his books have been sold around the world.He won the biennial galls Wilder Award for his career contribution to American children's literature in 2003. In 1985 Carle won the Caldecott Honor Book for the "The Very Busy Spider" For his contribution as a children's illustrator Carle was U.S. nominee for the biennial, international Hans Chrisitian Anderson Award in 2010.
Even those not brought up on "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" are likely to recognize Eric Carle’s exuberant collages of tissue paper painted in saturated hues.
I would highly recommend this insightful autobiography book to all Eric Carle fans. It is more than a book of art but also contains personal photographs, an anecdotal essay by his longtime editor, a photographic essay on how Carle creates his collages, and writings by Carle and his colleagues. Still, it is the artwork in the oversize volume that seizes the imagination. More than 60 of his full-color collage pictures are handsomely reproduced and serve as a statement of Carle’s impressive talent.” A book to add to your list. 
Speaking of lists... the following book titles were put together by four friends of mine who are avid readers. 
The Accidental Empress by Allison Patari
The Traitor’s Wife by Allison Patari
The Bridal Chair by Gloria Goldreich
The Wright Brothers by David Mc Cullough
The Housekeeper and The Professor by Yoko Ogawa
Paris by Edward Rutherford
Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
All The light You Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Dead Wake by Eric Larson
and the following are two book recommends I found on
Louisa May Alcott can’t believe it—her mother is leaving for the summer to earn money for the family and Louisa is to be in charge of the household. How will she find the time to write her stories, much less have any adventures of her own? But before long, Louisa finds herself juggling her temperamental father, a mysterious murder, a fugitive seeking refuge along the Underground Railroad, and blossoming love. Intertwining fact, fiction, and quotes from Little Women, Michaela MacColl has crafted another spunky heroine whose story will keep readers turning pages until the very end.
This is biography of John Muir is for children. It brims with his spirit and adventures. The text was selected and retold by naturalist Joseph Cornell, author of Sharing Nature with Children. It is a book that expands your sense of hope, adventure, and awareness. Included are numerous explore more activities that help the reader to understand and appreciate the many wonderful qualities of Muir.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the book list, ladies! Many pique my interest as did the recipe for Rhubarb Delight.