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Story Seekers @ The Bradford Area Public Library

February 5, 2018 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Bradford Area Public Library
67 W Washington St
Bradford, PA 16701

Starting today and throughout February, Story Seekers will focus on the works of Gerald McDermott. Story Seekers, for families with children ages birth to 5, meets every Monday and Friday from 11:00 am to noon. We will read one of his books and do an activity related to the book.

Caldecott Medalist Gerald McDermott’s illustrated books and animated films have brought him international recognition. He is highly regarded for his culturally diverse works inspired by traditional African and Japanese folktales, hero tales of the Pueblos, and the archetypal mythology of Egypt, Greece, and Rome. It was his fascination with the imagery of African folklore that led him to the story of Anansi the Spider. McDermott was born in Detroit, Michigan. He attended Cass Technical High School, where he was awarded a National Scholastic Scholarship to Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. Once in New York, he began to produce and direct a series of animated films on mythology in consultation with renowned mythologist Joseph Campbell. (Amazon)


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