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Silent Days, Silent Dreams

Silent Days, Silent Dreams

by Allen Say Illustrated by Allen Say
Nothing stopped James Castle from becoming an artist. He had difficulty making friends, so he made them out of cardboard. He slept in a bare attic. But he filled it with visions of the cozy bed and room he longed for. They took away his art materials. So he made art from soot and paper from the trash. He could not hear and he never learned to speak. And yet he created art that speaks to us still.

This tribute to one of America's most original artists comes from the imagination of one of America's most beloved children's book illustrators, Allen Say. Together they will inspire a new generation of artists to overcome whatever obstacles they encounter.
Ages
8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
Interest Level
Grades 3 - 8
Publisher
Scholastic Inc.
Number of Pages
64
Genre
Biography and Autobiography

About the Author and Illustrator

Contributor Image Alt Tag Allen Say Allen Say has written and illustrated many books, including Grandfather's Journey, winner of the 1994 Caldecott Medal, Tree of Cranes, Allison, and most recently Tea with Milk, The Sign Painter, and Home of the Brave.
Contributor Image Alt Tag Allen Say Allen Say has written and illustrated many books, including Grandfather's Journey, winner of the 1994 Caldecott Medal, Tree of Cranes, Allison, and most recently Tea with Milk, The Sign Painter, and Home of the Brave.

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