The Creativity Project

The Creativity Project

Book - 2018 | First edition.
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"Book advocate Colby Sharp presents more than forty beloved, award-winning, diverse and bestselling authors and illustrators in a creative challenge! Colby Sharp invited more than forty authors and illustrators to provide story starters for each other; photos, drawings, poems, prose, or anything they could dream up. When they received their prompts, they responded by transforming these seeds into any form of creative work they wanted to share. The result is a stunning collection of words, art, poetry, and story by some of our most celebrated children book creators. A section of extra story starters by every contributor provides fresh inspiration for readers to create works of their own. Here is an innovative book that offers something for every kind of reader and creator! With contributions by Sherman Alexie, Tom Angleberger, Jessixa Bagley, Tracey Baptiste, Sophie Blackall, Lisa Brown, Peter Brown, Lauren Castillo, Kate DiCamillo, Margarita Engle, Deborah Freedman, Adam Gidwitz, Chris Grabenstein, Jennifer L. Holm, Victoria Jamieson, Travis Jonker, Jess Keating, Laurie Keller, Jarret J. Krosoczka, Kirby Larson, Minh Lê, Grace Lin, Kate Messner, Daniel Nayeri, Naomi Shihab Nye, Debbie Ohi, R.J. Palacio, Linda Sue Park, Dav Pilkey, Andrea Davis Pinkney, Jewell Parker Rhodes, Dan Santat, Gary Schmidt, John Schu, Colby Sharp, Bob Shea, Liesl Shurtliff, Lemony Snicket, Laurel Snyder, Javaka Steptoe, Mariko Tamaki, Linda Urban, Frank Viva, and Kat Yeh"-- Provided by publisher.
"A broad and varied collection of creative pieces resulting from a collaborative experiment: forty-four creators responded to a creative prompt provided by a co-contributor"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2018.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780316507813
Branch Call Number: J 810.8006 CREATIV
Characteristics: 277 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Sharp, Colby - Editor


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JCLChrisK Mar 26, 2019

"She threw it off the bridge into the river, and watched it disappear downstream."

This is fun. The book is a collection of story prompts and responses. Each participant--a children's author--submitted two prompts, received two in return (after a shuffle), and responded to one. All are here, plus the set of unused prompts left open for readers. Some are simple statements like the one above, some are more elaborate set-ups, others are illustrations or photographs. The responses are just as mixed, from a few words to drawings to short stories to short graphic stories. A wide variety of creativity is on display. It's fun for readers and inspiration for storytellers.


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