Chris Barton on Dazzle Ships . . .

h1 August 17th, 2017 by jules

I love research, and in the case of this book, my main research challenge wasn’t the volume of information or number of sources. … Instead, the big challenge was navigating the potential for tangents and sprawl in my search for a through-line.”


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Over at Kirkus today, I talk to author Chris Barton, pictured here, about his newest picture book, Dazzle Ships: World War I and the Art of Confusion (Millbrook/Lerner, September 2017), illustrated by Victo Ngai.

That Q&A is here.

Next week, I’ll have some art from the book here at 7-Imp.

Until tomorrow …


One comment to “Chris Barton on Dazzle Ships . . .”

  1. ” I considered including, but ultimately left out of the main text, Theodore Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, Arthur Conan Doyle, Gertrude Stein, Pablo Picasso, and the Titanic. ”

    I love research. Love it so much. But, yeah, it totally leads you astray!!! This looks like the MOST FUN picture book! Man, makes me wish I was six again, and could bring it for show & tell. (WHERE IS ADULT SHOW AND TELL??? I ask you.)

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