Creative Editions Spring/Summer 2011 by Chronicle Books

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creative 2011 editions honor and fame this is what my parents wished for me so they named me spartacus from spartacus the spider by etienne

publisher s note from a night on the range by aaron frisch and chris sheban it is often said that the first experience a child has with art and literature comes in the form of a picture book if that is indeed true young readers holding on to a book published by creative editions are on their way to an appreciation of how the arts can enhance and inform their future ­ jerry pinkney 2010 caldecott medal winner humbling words indeed mr pinkney but haven t you heard picture books no longer a staple for children shouts a headline in the new york times the picture book a mainstay of children s literature with its lavish illustrations cheerful colors and large print has been fading away studies will no doubt soon confirm the uselessness of this once-proud medium if johnny isn t reading harry potter by age four they will conclude harvard and a job on wall street can be all but forgotten to hear some tell it picture books are now about as relevant as buggy whips an appreciation of how

creative editions classics classic picture books combine vibrant and ingenious artwork with captivating stories and compelling themes featured below and on the following two pages are eight of creative editions most popular and best-selling picture books some of the books we believe are true classics the frog who wanted to see the sea by guy billout rose blanche by christophe gallaz roberto innocenti www.thecreativecompany.us

erika s story by ruth vander zee roberto innocenti the velveteen rabbit by margery williams bianco monique felix the illustrated treasury of fairy tales by various authors and illustrators 4

i hate to read by rita marshall etienne delessert moon theater by etienne delessert black cat bone by j patrick lewis gary kelley www.thecreativecompany.us

the life of blues legend robert johnson j patrick lewis illustrations by gary kelley black cat bone legend credits his success to a midnight pact at a crossroads but what is the real story of bluesman robert johnson author j patrick lewis illustrator gary kelley 978-1-56846-194-6 interest level age 10 and up trim size 8-1/2 x 12 $24.95 page count 48 color illustrations i hate to read when victor dickens a boy who hates to read is pulled away from watching tv by a crocodile in a white coat he discovers many zany adventures in a book author rita marshall illustrator etienne delessert 978-1-56846-005-5 interest level age 4 and up trim size 8-1/2 x 12 $19.95 page count 32 color illustrations rose blanche a young german girl watches as the streets of her town fill with soldiers and tanks then one day she follows a truck into the woods and discovers a terrible secret author christophe gallaz illustrator roberto innocenti 978-1-56846-189-2 interest level age 7 and up trim size 8-1/8 x 11

recent editions releases the creative collection of american short stories this illustrated anthology spans more than a century and a half to introduce readers to 17 american literary gems authors various illustrator yan nascimbene 978-1-56846-202-8 interest level age 10 and up trim size 7-1/4 x 10-1/4 $28.95 page count 272 color illustrations skywriting poems to fly ever since people have walked they have dreamed of flying prepare to soar in this poetic celebration of dizzying heights and human innovation author j patrick lewis illustrator laszlo kubinyi 978-1-56846-203-5 interest level age 8 and up trim size 8 x 11 $17.95 page count 32 color illustrations the velveteen rabbit whether made of wood metal or cloth all toys have dreams creative editions proudly reissues this tale of a stuffed rabbit who longs to be real author margery williams bianco illustrator monique felix 978-1-56846-217-2 interest level age 6 and up trim size 7-3/4 x 11-3/8 $17.95 page count 40 color illustrations

backlist the adventures of pinocchio author carlo collodi illustrator roberto innocenti 978-1-56846-190-8 $29.95 interest level age 8 and up page count 192 trim size 8-1/2 x 11-1/4 color illustrations bear dance author jan wahl illustrator monique felix 978-1-56846-199-1 $19.95 interest level age 5 and up page count 32 trim size 8-1/4 x 12-1/4 color illustrations the cat collection illustrator etienne delessert 978-1-56846-160-1 $14.95 interest level age10 and up page count 64 trim size 5-1/2 x 8 color illustrations the cat who invented bebop author/illustrator marshall arisman 978-1-56846-152-6 regular edition $17.95 interest level age 8 and up page count 32 trim size 8-1/2 x 11 color illustrations the cat who invented bebop author/illustrator marshall arisman 978-1-56846-168-7 special edition with dvd $21.95 interest level age 8 and up page count 32 trim size 8-1/2 x 11 color illustrations cheyenne medicine hat author brian heinz illustrator gregory manchess 978-1-56846-181-6 $19.95

flowers fables author john gruen illustrator rafal olbinski 978-0-15201-311-0 $18.00 interest level age10 and up page count 40 trim size 7-3/8 x 10-3/8 color paintings franklin the fly author/illustrator r o blechman 978-1-56846-148-9 $17.95 interest level age 7 and up page count 40 trim size 7-1/4 x 10 color illustrations full color illustrator etienne delessert 978-1-56846-206-6 $19.95 interest level age 4 and up page count 32 trim size 9 x 12 color illustrations fun with numbers author massin illustrators les chats pelés 978-0-15200-962-5 $17.00 interest level age 8 and up page count 40 trim size 9 x 13 color illustrations the gardener s apprentice author eric metaxas illustrator rodica prato 978-1-56846-154-0 $15.00 interest level age 8 and up page count 64 trim size 7-5/8 x 9 color illustrations the house author j patrick lewis illustrator roberto innocenti 978-1-56846-201-1 $19.95 interest level age 8 and up page count 64 trim size 9 x 12-1/2 color illustrations hundreds of

nutcracker author e t a hoffmann illustrator roberto innocenti 978-0-15100-227-6 $35.00 interest level age 8 and up page count 136 trim size 10 x 11-3/8 color illustrations ocean deep author/illustrator yan nascimbene 978-1-56846-161-8 $17.95 interest level age 8 and up page count 40 trim size 10-5/8 x 8-3/4 color illustrations the riverbank author charles darwin illustrator fabian negrin 978-1-56846-207-3 $17.95 interest level age 8 and up page count 32 trim size 8-7/8 x 10-5/8 color illustrations the seven dwarfs author/illustrator etienne delessert 978-1-56846-139-7 $17.95 interest level age 8 and up page count 32 trim size 8-3/8 x 11 color illustrations so said ben illustrator michael mccurdy 978-1-56846-147-2 $17.95 interest level age 8 and up page count 32 trim size 7-3/4 x 10-1/8 black-and-white illustrations the stolen smile author j patrick lewis illustrator gary kelley 978-1-56846-192-2 $18.95 interest level age 8 and up page count 40 trim size 9 x 11 color illustrations

index the adventures of pinocchio 8 bear dance 8 black cat bone 5 6 the cat collection 8 the cat who invented bebop 8 cheyenne medicine hat 8 christmas present 8 cinderella 8 a coach s letter to his son 8 the creative collection of american short stories 7 dark fiddler the life and legend of nicolo paganini 8 the enchanted sled 8 erika s story 4 6 a farm 8 flowers fables 9 franklin the fly 9 the frog who wanted to see the sea 3 6 full color 9 fun with numbers 9 the gardener s apprentice 9 the house 9 hundreds of fish 9 hungry for numbers 9 i hate to read 5 6 i still hate to read 9 the illustrated treasury of fairy tales 4 6 the last resort 9 long live music 9 michelangelo s world 9 moon theater 5 6 mouse books 9 the necklace 9 a night on the range 7 nutcracker 10 ocean deep 10 the riverbank 10 rose blanche 3 6 the seven dwarfs 10 skywriting poems to fly 7 so said ben 10 spartacus the spider 7 the stolen smile 10 swan song 10 t is for toscana 10 tuba lessons 10 the velveteen rabbit 4

poring through the pages of illustrations from the hundreds of books published by the creative company is seeing a history of metaphors that have filled the air like a deck of cards manipulated by a fabulous magician ray bradbury from the house by j patrick lewis and roberto innocenti the tableau for the artwork remains the same throughout the house and terraced hillside occupy a static postion on the pages but grow and morph with each step providing distinct snapshots to distill different eras and passing generations the fascinating and immersive imagery goes to great length to bring [the poems to life a stately book that will reward many repeat visits booklist review of the house isbn 978-1-56846-224-0 c r e at iveeditionsp.o box 227 mankato mn 56002 phone 800 445-6209 fax 507 388-2746 e-mail info@thecreativecompany.us