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Sarah Marwil Lamstein Children's Literature Lecture—2010

The Sarah Marwil Lamstein Children's Literature Lectures is an annual lecture/reading presented by the University of Michigan's Department of English. Its intent is to foster interest in quality Children’s Literature at the University of Michigan. 2010 featured award winning children's literature author Chris Van Allsburg.

Van Allsburg, author of The Polar Express and many other children's books, spoke about his career as artist, book illustrator and children's author. Van Allsburg is a true luminary in the children's book world. He has twice received the Caldecott Medal, for The Polar Express and for Jumanji, as well as a Caldecott Honor for his very first book, The Garden of Abdul Gasazi. He has also been awarded the Regina Medal for lifetime achievement in children's literature. A masterful artist with a talent for unique perspectives and provocative realities, Van Allsburg also has a playful side. Each of his sixteen books features an appearance by Fritz, a bull terrier. Van Allsburg slyly inserts Fritz, based on a dog once owned by his brother-in-law, into each story, sometimes as a dog but other times as a toy, a pitcher, or a child's drawing.  Van Allsburg lives in Providence, Rhode Island, with his wife and two children. For more information, visit www.polarexpress.com or www.chrisvanallsburg.com.

The Project:
Design promotional material for the lecture in the form of a poster, flyer, and web banner ad. The design created by Anthony for this project featured imagery from several of the author's stories—many of which have been made into major motion pictures—and Fritz, the dog making an "appearance" in each of the author's stories.


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Lamstein Children's Literature Lecture

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