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Middle East Story Time - The Illustrator's Notebook


Angela Williams: Associate Director, CSAMES

Date Jan 19, 2013
Time 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm  

Megan's Reading Room at the Urbana Free Library; 210 West Green Street; Urbana, Illinois




Angela Williams

Phone (217) 244-5939
Event type Other
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Originating Calendar CSAMES events

The Illustrator's Notebook by Egyptian author Mohieddin Ellabbad is a book with many levels of meaning.  It is an account of an artist's creative sources and of how he grew up to be a famous illustrator.  It is an appeal to children to see the world and find inspiration in the most ordinary visual sources.  It is a testament to the value of diversity, exemplified by the fact that while some people read from let to right, others read the opposite way, which affects how they see and even dream.  It is an introduction to Egypt and its extraordinary visual world and, finally, it is a demonstration of the beauty of written Arabic.  After reading the book, children will make their own small notebooks.

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