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The Marvelous Things That Come From Nonfiction Picture Books
Gilbert Ford is the author and illustrator of some amazing nonfiction picture books about toys, fairs and war.
The first book we talk about is Gilbert’s author-illustrator nonfiction debut, THE MARVELOUS THING THAT CAME FROM A SPRING. So get ready to learn about the story behind your favorite childhood toy.
Then we discuss his illustrations in Debbie Levy’s SOLDIER SONG: A TRUE STORY OF THE CIVIL WAR. And I sneak in some Chicago’s World Fair talk with the first nonfiction book he illustrated MR. FERRIS AND HIS WHEEL.
Learn more about Gilbert Ford
- Gilbert Ford’s website
- Atheneum has developed a common core curriculum guide for The Marvelous Thing That Came From A Spring. Download it!
- The softly textured illustrations in blue and orange provide views of the fighting, the soldiers, and the encampments, Ford’s lines giving everything a homespun feel. -KIRKUS REVIEW of Soldier Song: A True Story of the Civil War
Gilbert Ford’s Featured Books
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