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Children's Picturebooks Second Edition: The Art of Visual Storytelling

Martin Salisbury Morag Styles



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Laurence King
06 January 2020
Illustration; Language: reference & general; Children's literature studies: general
Children's picturebooks are the very first book we encounter and play a major role in introducing us to both art and language. But what does it take to create a successful picturebook for children?

Children's Picturebooks, Second Edition is the revised edition of a bestselling title that carries invaluable insight into a highly productive, dynamic sector of the publishing world. Featuring interviews with leading illustrators and publishers from across the world, it remains essential reading for students and aspiring children's book illustrators and writers.

Aimed at arts and literature students as well as aspiring children's book illustrators and writers. This book covers everything from the change in children's picturebooks over time to a breakdown of the children's publishing industry including, the editorial process, approaching publishers and literary agents and the printing process.

With 15 new case studies from well-known illustrators like Jon Klassen, Oliver Jeffers and Beatrice Alemagna and publishers such as Puffin Picture Books, Thames and Hudson and Enchanted Lion Books, this revised edition also includes a brand new chapter devoted to non-fiction, especially the rise of both narrative non-fiction and big books.
By:   Martin Salisbury, Morag Styles
Imprint:   Laurence King
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   2nd ed.
Dimensions:   Height: 280mm,  Width: 216mm,  Spine: 16mm
Weight:   760g
ISBN:   9781786275738
ISBN 10:   1786275732
Pages:   200
Publication Date:   06 January 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Martin Salisbury is Professor of Illustration at Cambridge School of Art in Anglia Ruskin University and author of Play Pen: New Children's Book Illustration (2007) and 100 Great Children's Picturebooks (2015). Morag Styles is Emeritus Professor at the University of Cambridge and author of Children Reading Picturebooks (2017).

Reviews for Children's Picturebooks Second Edition: The Art of Visual Storytelling

essential reading for aspiring and published picture books creators * Picture Book Perfect *

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