Discusses the lives and achievements of seven cartoonists who have made a major impact on society through their art and wit: Mort Walker, Chuck Jones, Charles Schulz, Garry Trudeau, Cathy Guisewite, Matt Groening, and Scott Adams.
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Bradley Steffens is the author of twenty-one nonfiction books for children and young adults, coauthor of seven, and editor of the 2004 anthology, The Free Speech Movement.A former columnist for Gig magazine and the former editor of The Foundation magazine, published by Qatar Foundation in Doha, Qatar, Steffens has contributed dozens of articles to publications around the world, including Velvet Magazine (UAE), Discovery Channel Magazine (Singapore), QScience Review (Qatar), and the Los Angeles Times (USA).He is a two-time recipient of the San Diego Book Award for Best Young Adult & Children's Nonfiction. His Giants won the 2005 award and his People in the News: J.K. Rowling garnered the 2007 prize. J.K. Rowling also received the Theodor S. Geisel Award for the best published book by a San Diego County author in 2007.From School Library Journal:
Grade 6 Up-Beginning with a history of cartooning and the place of cartoons in popular art today, Steffens and Weaver then look at the lives and careers of six individual artists. Charles Schulz, Chuck Jones, Garry Trudeau, Cathy Guisewite, Matt Groening, and Scott Adams are profiled in the 8-to-14 page entries. Discussions of each cartoonist's work are supplemented and authenticated by quotes from scholars and contemporary observers of the time. Clear black-and-white photographs and reproductions of the subjects and their drawings add a necessary visual dimension to the text. The writing is clear, unbiased, and interesting. General readers will enjoy reading about some of their favorite cartoonists and may even be encouraged to read other books in the series.
Linda Wadleigh, Oconee County Middle School, Watkinsville, GA
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Book Description Lucent Books, 2000. Library Binding. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX1560066687