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VIRGINIA LEE BURTON: A SENSE OF PLACE

What to know: Virginia Lee Burton was one of the most significant and groundbreaking author/illustrators of the 20th century.
VIRGINIA LEE BURTON: A SENSE OF PLACE is in the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival - it may not be a regular, endorsed title
Recommended age 8-12
40 minutes
DVD
WESTON WOODS/SCHOLASTIC
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This is probably more suited for adults than children. Our adult jurors loved it and showed it to early childhood college classes so they could learn more about this wonderful children's author. The vocabulary level is very high and there are lots of talking heads. Most kids would be challenged to stay with this.
Virginia Lee Burton was one of the most significant and groundbreaking author/illustrators of the 20th century. For over sixty years, her classic picture books have delighted children with their engaging stories and lively illustrations. This documentary explores Burton's life and art through a treasure trove of never before seen photographs, sketchbooks and interviews with family and friends.
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