Alice in Wonderland, Literary Practices, and Illustrations
Worlds Awaiting - Season 4, Episode 20
- Jun 1, 2019 4:00 pm
- 55:06 mins
Alice in Wonderland (4:03) Alice in Wonderland may have been published in the 1800s, but it’s still a relevant classic for teens now. From the mad hatter tea party to the red queen screaming “off with your head”, these moments continue to show up in new retellings and reimaginings. We have L.L. McKinney on the phone today to talk about her Alice adaptation, “A Blade So Black.” Storytime (16:36) Libraries are known for their storytimes and we are too. Each week at around 15 minutes past the hour, tune in to hear book reviews or live readings of picture books or poetry. Today we have a reading of the poem, "The Dance" by R.C. Lehmann. Literary Practices (18:54) Not every child loves to read automatically. There are many things we do, as librarians, educators, and parents, to encourage our children to read. However some of these common practices appear to go against conventional wisdom and may do more harm than good. Rachel has Nell Duke, writer and researcher on the topic, on the phone today to help us out. Illustrations (32:41) A picture book tells a story through text and pictures. The story isn’t complete without both components. We rely on the imaginations of illustrators in order to visualize the story. An entire story can shift tone and meaning with the various creative choices an illustrator can make. That’s an important job! We have book illustrator, Julie Olson in the studio today. Book Recomendations (46:16) Today we are around the Librarians' Table with Shaina and Caroline from the Provo City Library. They are here to chat about their book recommendations.