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ERIC Number: EJ1068185
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1559-9035
Reading Pictures: An Interview with David Wiesner
Varga-Dobai, Kinga
Journal of Language and Literacy Education, v4 n2 p86-89 Fall 2008
Two-time Caldecott Honor winner (Free Fall, Sector 7) and three-time Caldecott Medal winner (Tuesday, The Three Pigs, Flotsam), David Wiesner is regarded as one of the most remarkable creators of visual storytelling living today. Wiesner is well known for his innovative and unique subject matter and his sophisticated painting-like illustrations through which he draws readers, both children and adults, into the imaginary worlds of his books. In this interview, he talks about his childhood as a source of inspiration, the origination of the idea of wordless picture books, and the relevance of reading and art in the lives of children.
Department of Language and Literacy Education at the University of Georgia. 315 Aderhold Hall, Athens, GA 30602. Tel: 706-542-7866; Fax: 706-542-3817; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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