The Encyclopedia of Writing and Illustrating Children's Books: From Creating Characters to Developing Stories, a Step-by-step Guide to Making Magical Picture Books

The Encyclopedia of Writing and Illustrating Children's Books: From Creating Characters to Developing Stories, a Step-by-step Guide to Making Magical Picture Books

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By (author) Desdemona McCannon, By (author) Sue Thornton, By (author) Yadzia William

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  • Publisher: PERSEUS BOOKS
  • Format: Hardback | 160 pages
  • Dimensions: 224mm x 226mm x 20mm | 748g
  • Publication date: 21 October 2008
  • Publication City/Country: Reading, MA
  • ISBN 10: 0762431482
  • ISBN 13: 9780762431489
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations, colour illustrations, frontispiece
  • Sales rank: 41,731

Product description

The latest in our best selling Encyclopedia of Art series now focuses on a popular topic for both writers and illustrators: how to make, craft, and sell childrens books. This practical book is a step-by-step guide to becoming a successful graphic storyteller, showing how to create exciting plots and engaging characters that will delight young readers. Topics feature a wide range of genres, from fantasy and fairy tales to action-packed adventure, and offers guidance on how to tailor work to suit different age groups. The Encyclopedia of Writing and Illustrating Childrens Books also features a special section on the commercial realities of the childrens publishing industry, with tips on presenting and promoting work, and includes a gallery of inspirational examples from renowned childrens writers and illustrators.

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Desdemona McCannon has wide-ranging experience in the children's book market, and is currently the award leader for the MA Illustration for Children at North Wales School of Art. She lives in Wales.