Gilbert Ford – Picturebooking, Episode 75

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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.

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Gilbert Ford’s Featured Books

Marvelous Thing
Soldier Song
Mr. Ferris and His Wheel

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Nick Patton

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Hi my name's Nick! And I enjoy stories told with words and images. In 2014 I started the Picturebooking Podcast, where I get to chat with the people behind my favorite stories. I spend my free time writing, drawing, painting and talking picture books. It’s a good life.


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  3. I loved this interview. Not only do you learn a lot about the guest, Gilbert Ford, and his books, but you get an even deeper insight into the host, Nick, as well. You can tell that both men truly enjoy what they do and they make it feel more like a coffee table chat, rather than an interview. I love to hear interviews with fellow authors because I feel we draw inspiration from each other. Keep up the great work!

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