The Encyclopedia of Writing and Illustrating Children's 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

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

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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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  • Hardback | 160 pages
  • 223.52 x 226.06 x 20.32mm | 748.42g
  • 21 Oct 2008
  • The Perseus Books Group
  • PERSEUS BOOKS
  • Reading, MA
  • English
  • black & white illustrations, colour illustrations, frontispiece
  • 0762431482
  • 9780762431489
  • 49,549

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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."

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