Jerry Pinkney

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This biography introduces readers to Jerry Pinkney, illustrator of more than 100 children's books, including the award-winning The Lion and the Mouse. Readers will learn about Pinkney's childhood in Pennsylvania and his current family life in New York State, his early interest in drawing, and the inspiration behind his traditional African-American stories such as John Henry and The Talking Eggs. Easy-to-read text and full-color photos highlight Pinkney's family, his life as an illustrator, and his beloved works, including The Patchwork Quilt. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
 

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Contents

Lifelong Storyteller
4
Philadelphia Childhood
6
Art and Academics
8
From Art to Artist
10
Taking a Stand
12
Growing Recognition
14
Winning Style
16
No Words Needed
18
Glossary
22
Web Sites
23
Index
24
Copyright

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About the author (2012)

Sheila Griffin Llanas is a writer of library-bound informational books for children and teens. She edited her college literary review and received a BA in literature, then an MFA in poetry at the University of Iowa. She taught with Johns Hopkins CTY, a summer program that offers college-type classes to middle grade and high school students. Next, she taught composition at a two-year college. She bagan to write for magazines, clothing catalogs, and educational publishers which lead to becoming a freelance writer. Her first informational children┐s book was Helen of Troy. She has written 30 non-fiction library books for children and teen readers. Her titles also include: Buffaloes, Coyotes, Daniel Radcliffe and Gray Wolves. Some other projects she has written include romantic stories for Woman┐s World, novel reviews for Beyond Her Book, a Publisher┐s Weekly blog, Lands┐ End catalog copy, essays for magazines like Christian Science Monitor, Bead & Button, Wisconsin Trails, and poems for little magazines like APR, Jubilat, Sonora Review, Denver Quarterly.