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Author Study: Marc Brown
Transcript of Author Study: Marc Brown
His Grandma Thora saved his artwork. Biography Biography The Many Jobs he had He started illustrating books for authors in 1969. Marc Tolon Brown was born
in Erie, Pennsylvania in 1946. He married Laurie Kransy 6 years later and had a daughter named Eliza. He graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 1968
He married Stephanie Marini and had Tolon and Tucker together
Divorced after 9 years Today... After 5 years, he started to write his own books.
He came up with the story of Arthur one night when his son Tolon wanted to hear a bedtime story.
His first book, “Arthur’s Nose,” came out in 1976. How the idea of Arthur was born The Journey of Arthur Successful children’s book author and illustrator for 20 years In 1995, he helped produce an Arthur TV show on PBS
During the first 8 years of show airing, book sales increased from 5 million to 60 million.
The show has continued with his son Tolon who has become an Emmy Award-winning executive director with his wife (who is also an author and illustrator) and their daughter Is he working on any new stories? What advice does he have for young writers? How does he get his ideas? Arthur Adventure Books Beginner Books Chapter Books "I knew it must be special because she didn't save many things." http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/article/marc-brown-interview-transcript Get Connected! Living Books Websites http://pbskids.org/arthur http://marcbrownstudios.com/ http://www.randomhouse.com/kids/arthur/ http://www.squidoo.com/arthur-read-marc-brown http://www.pbs.org/parents/arthur/ http://kids.aol.com/KOL/2/KOLJrStories/Archive/arthur-stories http://www.rmlearning.com/EarlyLearningBooks.htm creator of Arthur Book Analysis Marc Brown's Books In total, Marc Brown has written and illustrated 142 books. Arthur Picture books:
Other Picture books:
Arthur Chapter books:
Collections: 82 39 5 4 -Hand Rhymes
-Arthur's Really Helpful Bedtime Stories Anthologies: -The 20th Century Children's Book Treasury 2 http://www.iblist.com/author8168.htm 10 Influence & Inspiration -Based on his Life Characters Grandma Thora Binky Barnes: Muffy: a family friend Mrs. Tibble: a neighbor -Mr. Rogers kindness & decency “He could speak to children in such a respectful way and be helpful to them. He was totally genuine, just a terrific, good soul.” http://www.dallasnews.com/entertainment/columnists/nancy-churnin/20120412-arthur-creator-marc-brown-brings-his-new-work-to-the-dmas-booksmart.ece -His youth experiences -His children Target audience: 2-11 yrs Target Audience:
Preschool to 2nd grade Target audience:
3rd grade to 5th grade daytime Emmy award winner Book Analysis Themes Learning responsibility Making new experiences less intimidating Overcoming challenges How to deal with everyday childhood situations Book Analysis: Style peabody award (2001) Illustrations permanent ink
colored pencil His ultimate Goal: Encourage kids to create their own stories and illustrations. Each story has a purpose
Characters relate to children Simple wording
Lots of dialogue
The pictures add a lot to the story -humor
-depth GENRE Contemporary Realistic Fiction Hingham, Massachusetts Marc Brown lives in complete list of all his books: a classmate Sources http://lookingglassreview.com/html/marc_brown.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=O9wMGUQ0SKQ#! TOLON TUCKER ELIZA Arthur Apps http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/d.w.s-unicorn-adventure/id501352147?mt=8 Ages 4-6 iTunes D.W.'s Unicorn Adventure http://www.pbs.org/parents/arthur/books/mobileapps.html $1.99 http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/arthurs-teacher-trouble-wanderful/id549865969?mt=8 Arthur's Teacher Problem iTunes $4.99 Ages 4-8 Interactive Storybook in English and Spanish Arthur's Underwear iTunes Ages 4-8 $2.99 http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/arthurs-underwear-by-marc/id441376816?mt=8 Interactive Storybook by ScrollMotion iPad
iPod by Brianne Packer Book Review "Another good-humored Arthur adventure filled with a treasure trove of homey detail." "Arthur's First Sleepover" ~Margaret A. Bush (From Horn Book Maganize) "Elaborate preparations ensue as Arthur and his friends equip their tent for a first backyard sleepover." Highlights the fun details and adventure of events that every child experiences. mystery
Sibling interactions -Bathtub Voyages