Gilbert Ford is the author and illustrator of some amazing nonfiction picture books about toys, fairs and war.
The first book we talk about is Gilbert’s author-illustrator nonfiction debut, THE MARVELOUS THING THAT CAME FROM A SPRING. So get ready to learn about the story behind your favorite childhood toy.
Then we discuss his illustrations in Debbie Levy’s SOLDIER SONG: A TRUE STORY OF THE CIVIL WAR. And I sneak in some Chicago’s World Fair talk with the first nonfiction book he illustrated MR. FERRIS AND HIS WHEEL.