Cover image for Talking with artists. Volume three : conversations with Peter Catalanotto, Raul Colon, Lisa Desimini, Jane Dyer, Kevin Hawkes, G. Brian Karas, Betsy Lewin, Ted Lewin, Keiko Narahashi, Elise Primavera, Anna Rich, Peter Sis, Paul O. Zelinsky
Title:
Talking with artists. Volume three : conversations with Peter Catalanotto, Raul Colon, Lisa Desimini, Jane Dyer, Kevin Hawkes, G. Brian Karas, Betsy Lewin, Ted Lewin, Keiko Narahashi, Elise Primavera, Anna Rich, Peter Sis, Paul O. Zelinsky
Author:
Cummings, Pat.
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Clarion Books, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
96 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Summary:
Distinguished picture book artists talk about their early art experiences, answer questions most frequently asked by children, and offer encouragement to aspiring artists.
Language:
English
Contents:
Peter Catalanotto -- Raul Colon -- Lisa Desimini -- Dane Dyer -- Kevin Hawkes -- G. Brian Karas -- Betsy Lewin -- Ted Lewin -- Keiko Narahashi -- Elise Primavera -- Anna Rich -- Peter Sis -- Paul O. Zelinsky -- Secret techniques -- Books by the artists.
Reading Level:
920 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.6 3.0 44800.

Reading Counts RC 3-5 5.9 6 Quiz: 18588.
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780395891322
Format :
Book

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Summary

Pat Cummings draws out personal stories and practical advice from thirteen talented and popular artists, including Paul O. Zelinsky, winner of the 1998 Caldecott Medal for "Rapunzel" (Dutton), and Peter Sís, author and illustrator of the Caldecott Honor book "The Starry Messenger" (Farrar Straus). Artists answer questions about how they got their first job, what their studios are like, what they do all day, and where they get their inspiration. Though the artists' answers are as uniqueand varied as their work, all of these remarkably talented people share a great passion for communicating with the world through illustration. Childhood snapshots or each artist, examples of first illustration attempts, a section on secret drawing techniques, and even an introduction to some special pets help make the third volume of "Talking with Artists" as humorous, engaging, and inspirational as its award-winning companions and a must-have for aspiring artists. Bibliography


Author Notes

Pat Cummings is a highly regarded artist and winner of the Coretta Scott King Award for Illustration for her pictures in My Mama Needs Me by Mildred Pitts Walter, and Storm in the Night by Mary Stolz. Ms. Cummings lives in Brooklyn, New York.


Reviews 3

Booklist Review

Gr. 4-8. In the third volume of her Talking with Artists series, Cummings features Peter Catalanotto, Raul Colon, Lisa Desimini, Jane Dyer, Kevin Hawkes, G. Brian Karas, Betsy Lewin, Ted Lewin, Keiko Narahashi, Elise Primavera, Anna Rich, Peter Sis, and Paul O. Zelinsky. As in the previous books, each entry includes examples of the artist's works from childhood and adulthood and information gathered from questions about the illustrator's life story, normal day, family, and favorite materials for making art. Pictures of each artist as a child and an adult personalize the profiles. Appended are bibliographies of five books by each illustrator and several pages of tips--"secret techniques" --for budding young artists. Beautifully designed to draw readers, this book will inspire many children to make art and possibly even to choose it as a career some day. A fine addition to a beautiful and absorbing series. (Reviewed March 15, 1999)0395891329Carolyn Phelan


Publisher's Weekly Review

Children's book illustrators discuss their craft in Talking with Artists: Volume Two, compiled and edited by Pat Cummings-as in the first book, interviews are accompanied by childhood and present-day photos of the subjects and examples of their work. Artists include Denise Fleming, Kevin Henkes, Maira Kalman, Floyd Cooper and nine others (Simon & Schuster, $19.95, ages 9-up ISBN 0-689-80310-9 Sept.). (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

Gr 3-6‘Using the same eight questions that she used in the first volume of Talking with Artists (Bradbury, 1992), e.g., What is a normal day like for you? What do you enjoy drawing the most? What do you use to make your pictures?, Cummings probes the minds and hearts of 13 illustrators‘Thomas B. Allen, Mary Jane Begin, Floyd Cooper, Julie Downing, Denise Fleming, Sheila Hamanaka, Kevin Henkes, William Joyce, Maira Kalman, Deborah Nourse Lattimore, Brian Pinkney, Vera B. Williams, and David Wisniewski. The tone of each interview is casual. These conversations are as humorous, insightful, and as original as the artists themselves. Although the author has kept the format the same as in the first volume, instead of a glossary of art terms, here she includes a section in which each artist describes a special technique that students may want to try. Excellent, full-color photos of the illustrators, their studios, and their work are also included. Full of insight and inspiration, this is an entertaining resource that young people, teachers, and librarians will enjoy. Cummings has another hit on her hands.‘Carol Schene, Taunton Public Schools, MA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.