TITLE: Marc Brown and Judy Sierra: 2008 National Book Festival
SPEAKER: Marc Brown, Judy Sierra
EVENT DATE: 09/27/2008
RUNNING TIME: 41 minutes
Children's author and illustrator Marc Brown and author Judy Sierra appear at the 2008 National Book Festival.
Speaker Biography: Author and illustrator Marc Brown has created more than 100 picture books for children. He is best known as the creator of Arthur the aardvark, which is the star of many picture books and a five-time Emmy Award-winning TV show. His first collaboration with author Judy Sierra, "Wild About Books" (Random House/Knopf, 2004), was a New York Times best-seller and winner of the E.B. White Read-Aloud Award. Their latest book is "Born to Read" (Random House/Knopf, 2008). He lives in Martha's Vineyard, Mass.
Speaker Biography: As a child, Judy Sierra wrote poetry, made books and wrote, costumed and directed plays. She honed her skills as a puppeteer, and she and her husband started a puppet theater performing all around the United States. She is a master storyteller and folklorist and author of many award-winning books for children, including the best-sellers "Antarctic Antics" and "Wild About Books," illustrated by Marc Brown and recipient of the E.B. White Read Aloud Award. Her latest book is "Born to Read" (Random House, 2008), also illustrated by Marc Brown. She devotes considerable time to storytelling and reading her books to children at schools and libraries -- endeavors that help her know exactly what makes children laugh. She lives in Castro Valley, Calif.
SERIES: National Book Festival 2008