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Dave the Potter Artist, Poet, Slave (Paperback)

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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 031610731X
ISBN-13: 9780316107310
Sku: 214686258
Publish Date: 9/7/2010
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.75H x 11.25L x 0.25T
Pages:  40
Age Range:  9 to 12
A National Book Award finalist teams up with an award-winning illustrator to present a beautiful and inspiring biography of a slave who lived in South Carolina in the 1800s and his extraordinary talent for pottery. Full color.
From the Publisher:
To us
it is just dirt,
the ground we walk on...
But to Dave
it was clay,
the plain and basic stuff
upon which he formed a life
as a slave nearly 200 years ago.

Dave was an extraordinary artist, poet, and potter living in South Carolina in the 1800s. He combined his superb artistry with deeply observant poetry, carved onto his pots, transcending the limitations he faced as a slave. In this inspiring and lyrical portrayal, National Book Award nominee Laban Carrick Hill's elegantly simple text and award-winning artist Bryan Collier's resplendent, earth-toned illustrations tell Dave's story, a story rich in history, hope, and long-lasting beauty.
This wonderful picture book is an ode to Dave the potter, an enslaved man who created gorgeous pottery and inscribed it with lines of poetry. Living in South Carolina in the 19th-century, Dave was a slave with the gift of shaping clay into containers of all kinds. With a poetic text and rich illustrations, this is his story. With a biography.


"This extraordinary life deserves wide attention. And, fittingly for a book about an artist, DAVE THE POTTER is beautifully designed and illustrated." - Tony Horwitz 11/07/2010

Product Attributes

Product attributeBook Format:   Hardcover
Product attributeMinimum Age:   05
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0040
Product attributePublisher:   Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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