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Dave the Potter

Artist, Poet, Slave

Hill, Laban Carrick

(Book - 2010)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Dave the Potter
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Chronicles the life of Dave, a nineteenth-century slave who went on to become an influential poet, artist, and potter.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown, 2010.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 031610731X
9780316107310
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,col. ill. ;,23 x 29 cm.
Additional Contributors: Collier, Bryan

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Apr 05, 2014
  • muffinpopcorn rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Not bad , kinda interesting

Mar 18, 2012
  • Artful rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Just look at the cover to see why this 2011 Caldecott Honor Book grabs children's attention: the strong and beautiful painting appeals to children's love of getting their own hands in the clay while introducing them to the compelling figure of Dave--an early American artist, poet, and slave. I use the book to help students learn about the full process of ceramics--from digging the clay to the final firing. The end pages tell what is known of Dave's extant pots and the poetry he wrote on some of them. I wish there had been a brief glossary of ceramic terms (I'm not sure children will understand the role of a "pug mill" in the story or in ceramics, for instance)--but that's a small quibble.

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