The Encyclopedia of Writing and Illustrating Children's Books: From creating characters to developing stories, a step-by-step guied to making magical picture books

The Encyclopedia of Writing and Illustrating Children's Books: From creating characters to developing stories, a step-by-step guied to making magical picture books

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by Desdemona McCannon, Sue Thornton, Yadzia Williams
     
 

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 children’s 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

Overview


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 children’s 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 Children’s Books also features a special section on the commercial realities of the children’s publishing industry, with tips on presenting and promoting work, and includes a gallery of inspirational examples from renowned children’s writers and illustrators.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780762431489
Publisher:
Running Press Book Publishers
Publication date:
10/20/2008
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 8.88(h) x 0.73(d)

Meet the Author


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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The Encyclopedia of Writing and Illustrating Children's Books: From creating characters to developing stories, a step-by-step guied to making magical 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have yet to purchase a book about writing for children as well thought out and informative as this one. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to get into the market of writing and/or illustrating children's books. It's very exciting and it's worth every penny!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book provide useful information about illustrating and writing children's books. The exercises gets your creativity flowing. A must having for aspiring illustrators or writers.