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Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge Wednesday #20

21 May
The Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge is hosted by Alyson over at Kid Lit Frenzy.

The Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge is hosted by Alyson over at Kid Lit Frenzy.

 The Boy on Fairfield Street by Kathleen Krull,  Illustratrated by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher [***]

The Boy on Fairfield Street by Kathleen Krull, Illustratrated by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher [***]

This book was a fun discovery because Kathleen Krull wrote the L. Frank Baum biography I enjoyed recently and the illustrators were responsible for the art in Seuss’s My Many Colored Days. This picture book focuses on Seuss’s early days until his early twenties. The notes in the back then proceeds to fill in the later years.

Henry Knox: Bookseller, Soldier, Patriot by Anita Silvey, Illustrated by Wendell Minor [***]

Henry Knox: Bookseller, Soldier, Patriot by Anita Silvey, Illustrated by Wendell Minor [***]

The only reason I picked this book up was I caught the word “Bookseller” in the subtitle. It’s always interesting to read about someone I’m not completely familiar with. The illustrations were very striking. Told in very short chapters (never more than 2 pages) we learn about a very loyal American.

The Perfect Wizard: Hans Christian Andersen by Jane Yolen, Illustrated by Dennis Nolan [***]

The Perfect Wizard: Hans Christian Andersen by Jane Yolen, Illustrated by Dennis Nolan [***]

I loved how his life was mirrored by excerpts from the fairy tales he wrote. He didn’t give up on his dreams and seemed to live for te sole reason of sharing his stories with others!

Papa Chagall, Tell Us a Story by Laurence Anholt [**]

Papa Chagall, Tell Us a Story by Laurence Anholt [**]

A fun way presenting the life of Marc Chagall with his grandchildren asking him to tell them stories about his life.

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4 responses to “Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge Wednesday #20

  1. Elisabeth Ellington

    May 21, 2014 at 9:23 am

    Thanks for sharing these titles, Earl. I’ve been reading a lot of art titles to my son this year, so I’m going to have to find the Papa Chagall book. I like the “hook” there of Chagall as a grandpa.

     
  2. Linda Baie

    May 21, 2014 at 3:40 pm

    Love hearing about the book about Henry Knox, and the Hans Christian Andersen book Earl. The Chagall book looks good too-many books out lately about artists. Thank you!

     
  3. carriegelson

    May 21, 2014 at 5:59 pm

    I love Chagall so am intrigued by this title. Thanks Earl.

     
  4. alybee930

    May 21, 2014 at 9:59 pm

    What a great variety of biographies. Thanks for sharing Earl!

     

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