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Chris Jackson

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Chris Jackson is an author and illustrator. His first book, Edmund and Hillary was published in 1997 and was the first of the China Plate Farm series. Then came Edmund for Short (HarperCollins 1998), and finally Edmund and Washable (HarperCollins 2000). Since the release of his first book Chris has taken his farm characters to many classrooms and libraries in the Capital Region. To every reading Chris takes large images from each book to illustrate, not only the stories, but also to promote discussion about the illustrative process. Chris also produced illustrations for Three Tales of Three(KidsCan Press 2000) a collection of 'once-upon-a-time tales' published in Autumn 2000. In September of 2002, two new characters - Sadie and Dorothy, made their debut in The Gaggle Sisters - River Tour (Lobster Press 2002). The two sisters continued their trip further down the river in a book entitled The Gaggle Sisters - Sing Again (Lobster Press 2005).

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Edmund and Hillary. HarperCollins, 1997.
Edmund for short. HarperCollins, 1998.
Edmund and Washable. HarperCollins, 2000.
Three Tales of Three. illus. Kids Can Press, 2000.
The Gaggle Sisters River Tour. Lobster Press, 2002.
The Gaggle Sisters Sing Again. Lobster Press, 2005.
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Presentation Description

Chris introduces students to the writing and illustrating process through his own picture books. He brings his original illustrations so that the students can see how image and story go together.

Presentation Length:
1-2 hour
Picture Books
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Workshop Description:

Using his own work, Chris demonstrates different techniques and stages in the illustration process. Chris leads the students to develop characters of their own design.

Northern OAC WITS:
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Four sessions:
GST not applicable