TITLE: Mark Teague: 2006 National Book Festival
SPEAKER: Mark Teague
EVENT DATE: 2006/09/30
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 28 minutes
TRANSCRIPT: View Transcript (link will open in a new window)
Author-illustrator Mark Teague speaks at the 2006 National Book Festival.
Speaker Biography: Mark Teague's life changed when he moved from San Diego to New York City and planted the seed for his first picture book, "The Trouble with the Johnsons" (1989). Since then, he has delighted young readers with more than 20 picture books, writing many of them himself, including the popular "Pigsty," "One Halloween Night" and "Dear Mrs. LaRue." All of his books, as he explains, start as "notebooks full of sketches and scribbles, strange little drawings and phrases that suddenly come together." He is also the illustrator of the "Poppleton" series by Cynthia Rylant, the best-selling books in the "How Do Dinosaurs...?" series by Jane Yolen and "Pancakes for Supper" (Scholastic, 2006), written by Anne Isaacs. He lives in Coxsackie, N.Y.
SERIES: National Book Festival 2006