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StoryMakers with Nikki Grimes & Brian Pinkney A WALK IN THE WOODS

StoryMakers with Nikki Grimes & Brian Pinkney A WALK IN THE WOODS

In some ways, the story of the making of A WALK IN THE WOODS is as beautiful as this touching, and lovingly crafted book itself. On StoryMakers, find out how New York Times bestselling author Nikki Grimes and Caldecott Award winning illustrator Jerry Pinkney started on the path together towards the creation of A WALK IN THE WOODS, and how Jerry’s son, Caldecott Honoree Brian Pinkney, was able to pick up the trail and finish the book’s illustrations after the sad passing of his father. Watch and listen as Nikki reads a passage from the book, and discover the techniques Brian used to take the sketches his father left behind and turn them into finished works of art.

Kids! Write a poem about something you find on a walk in the woods and create a treasure map to go with it. Describe and draw what you see along the way — you can include objects, animals, flowers and plants, and landmarks from your local community.

TEACHER’S GUIDE – StoryMakers with Nikki Grimes & Brian Pinkney
About the Book

A Walk in the Woods – Holiday House

ABOUT Nikki Grimes

New York Times bestselling author Nikki Grimes is the recipient of the 2022 Virginia Hamilton Lifetime Achievement Award, the 2020 ALAN Award for outstanding contributions to young adult literature, the 2017 Children’s Literature Legacy Award, the 2016 Virginia Hamilton Literary Award, and the 2006 NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children. Her distinguished works include the much-honored books Garvey’s Choice, ALA Notable book Southwest Sunrise, Coretta Scott King Award winner Bronx Masquerade, and five Coretta Scott King Author Honor books, Printz and Siebert Honor winner Ordinary Hazards, Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor One Last Word, its companion Legacy:Women Poets of the Harlem Renaissance, and NYT Bestseller Kamala Harris:Rooted in Justice. Creator of the popular Meet Danitra BrownMake Way for Dyamonde DanielBedtime for Sweet Creatures, and Off to See the Sea, Ms. Grimes lives in Corona, California.

ABOUT Brian Pinkney

Acclaimed artist Brian Pinkney is the illustrator of several highly-praised picture books including The Faithful Friend, In the Time of the Drums, and Duke Ellington . He is a graduate of the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and holds a master’s degree in illustration from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. He lives in Brooklyn, New York with his wife Andrea, with whom he often collaborates, and his two children.

Brian has won numerous awards including two Caldecott Honors, four Coretta Scott King Honors and a Coretta Scott King Award, and the Boston Globe/Horn Book Award. He has been exhibited at The Art Institute of Chicago, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, The Detroit Institute of Art, The Cleveland Museum of Art, The School of Visual Arts, and The Society of Illustrators.

He has been published by Greenwillow Books, Hyperion Books for Young Readers, Little, Brown and Company, Feiwel & Friends, Harcourt Children’s Books, Simon & Schuster, and Random House. His work has also appeared in New York Times Magazine, Women’s Day, Business Tokyo, Ebony Man, and Instructor.

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