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Gerald McDermott (1941–2012)

Teoksen Anansi the Spider: A Tale from the Ashanti tekijä

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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 näytä lisää 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) näytä vähemmän
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Tekijän teokset

Arrow to the Sun: A Pueblo Indian Tale (1974) — Kuvittaja — 1,848 kappaletta
Zomo the Rabbit (1992) 620 kappaletta
Tim O'Toole and the Wee Folk (1990) 351 kappaletta
Creation (2003) 165 kappaletta
Papagayo: The Mischief Maker (1980) 162 kappaletta
Musicians of the Sun (1997) 125 kappaletta
Daniel O'Rourke: An Irish Tale (1986) 116 kappaletta
The Fox and the Stork (1999) 115 kappaletta

Associated Works

Eric Carle's Dragons, Dragons (1991) — Avustaja — 705 kappaletta
The Brambleberrys Animal Book of Colors (1987) — Kuvittaja — 24 kappaletta

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Syntymäaika
1941-01-31
Kuolinaika
2012-12-26
Sukupuoli
male
Kansalaisuus
USA
Syntymäpaikka
Detroit, Michigan, USA
Ammatit
filmmaker
children's book author

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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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Independent Reading Level: Pk-3rd
Awards: 1973 Caldecott Honor Book.
 
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Independent Reading Level: 1st to 3rd

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