April 21, 2018

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Gerald McDermott: A Legacy of Magical Storytelling

Gerald McDermott, award-winning author, illustrator, and filmmaker who died on December 26 at age 71, will be fondly remembered for his unique style of vibrant, visual storytelling, which has inspired and engaged generations of kids. Highlights of McDermott’s career, which spanned a 49-year period, include a Caldecott Medal, two Caldecott Honor books, and a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Award.

Fusenews: Dark fiddlers and ponymen

Looks like the National Book Awards are taking a page out of the Oscars’ handbook.  Which is to say, if people like nominees for awards so much, why not give them MORE nominees?  Says PW, “In an effort to broaden the reach and impact of the National Book Awards, the National Book Foundation will select […]

‘Anansi the Spider’ Author/Illustrator Gerald McDermott Dies at 71

Gerald McDermott, award-winning author and illustrator best known for his original take on folktales, died on December 26. He was 71.