Love of Story, Illustrating Memorable Characters
Worlds Awaiting - Season 1, Episode 10
- May 7, 2016 6:00 pm
- 28:24 mins
Love of Story (3:01) Tim Wynne-Jones, award-winning author of books for children and young adults talks about his love of story that got him started in writing and his emphasis on characters who encounter conflict and find their way to a successful resolution. Jones is the author of thirty-four books including novels, picture books, and short anthologies. His more recent novel for young adults is "The Emperor of Any Place" and his newest picture book is "Secret Agent Man Goes Shopping for Shoes." Illustrating Memorable Characters (13:42) Rachel also visits with Julie Olson about what it takes to create a memorable character for a children’s book. And, her journey to becoming an artist that began in childhood. Olson has illustrated many books, including "Discover America: From Sea to Shining Sea"; "Dear Cinderella by Marianne Moore and Mary Jane Kensington"; and "Little Penguin: The Emperor of Antarctica by Jonathan London." Jabberwocky (26:44) And, we hear some delightful nonsense poetry by Lewis Carroll, called the "Jabberwocky" read by Katy Jarvis.