Dave, the Potter

Dave, the Potter

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Grand Central Pub
A Caldecott Honor
A Coretta Scott King Award Winner

An award-winning celebration of an American hero

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.


Baker & Taylor
Presents the life of the nineteenth-century artist from South Carolina known as Dave, a Southern slave who became a renowned potter known for signing his pots with poetry.

Hachette Book Group
A Caldecott Honor
A Coretta Scott King Award Winner

An award-winning celebration of an American hero

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.


Baker
& Taylor

The National Book Award finalist author of Harlem Stomp! teams up with the illustrator of the Caldecott Honor books Martin's Big Words and Rosa to present the story of the talented 19th-century artist and poet whose creative gifts reflected and empowered his life of slavery.

Publisher: New York : Little, Brown, 2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780316107310
Branch Call Number: JX 738.092 HIL
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,col. ill. ;,23 x 29 cm.
Additional Contributors: Collier, Bryan - Illustrator

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Apr 05, 2014

Not bad , kinda interesting

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Artful
Mar 18, 2012

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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