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Marcia Sewall

Author of The Pilgrims of Plimoth

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Marcia Sewall is an illustrator with a simple drawing style that conveys the rhythm and characters of the stories without overwhelming them. Marica Sewall covers subjects such as the death of a loved one (Saying Good-bye to Grandma by Jane Resh Thomas) or something more light-hearted (The Leprechaun's Story by Richard Kennedy). Her drawings give the books a simple clarity. Marcia was never taught to illustrate books, but she took an art course from the Rhode Island School of Design after finishing graduate studies in education. She went on to become a staff artist for a children's museum and later an art teacher. When the time came for her to write her own books, she chose topics that show her love of history: a western ballad for Ridin' That Strawberry Roan and a Scottish folktale for The Wee, Wee Mannie and the Big, Big Coo. Marcia gained the most fame from her three books on the settling of her beloved New England: The Pilgrims of Plimoth, The People of the Breaking Day, and Thunder from the Clear Sky. All three books take the point of view of settlers or the Native Americans as they encounter each other in those first hard years. She often gives talks at local schools and libraries on the craft of illustration. Two of her more recent books are James Towne: Struggle for Survival and Nickommoh! A Thanksgiving Celebration, which she illustrated. Nickommoh! tells how the Narragansett people would have given thanks for the harvest in the days before the Pilgrims came. (Bowker Author Biography) — biography from The Pilgrims of Plimoth… (more)
Sarah, Plain and Tall (Cover artist, some editions) 10,201 copies, 284 reviews
Stone Fox (Illustrator, some editions) 5,520 copies, 62 reviews
Sable (Illustrator) 585 copies, 3 reviews
Nickommoh!: A Thanksgiving Celebration (Illustrator) 110 copies, 1 review
The Rise and Fall of Ben Gizzard (Illustrator) 84 copies, 2 reviews
Saying Good-bye to Grandma (Illustrator) 81 copies
The Birthday Tree (Illustrator, some editions) 63 copies, 2 reviews
Thistle (Illustrator, some editions) 48 copies
The Morning Chair (Illustrator) 44 copies, 4 reviews
The Man Who Tried to Save Time (Illustrator) 32 copies, 2 reviews
Daddy Doesn't Have to Be a Giant Anymore (Illustrator) 26 copies, 10 reviews
John and the Fiddler (Illustrator) 25 copies
Finzel the Farsighted (Illustrator) 23 copies, 1 review
Madaket Millie (Illustrator) 22 copies
The Marzipan Moon (Illustrator) 22 copies
Richard Kennedy: Collected Stories (Illustrator) 21 copies
The Golden Locket (Illustrator) 20 copies
Leprechaun's Story: 2 (Unicorn Book) (Illustrator) 20 copies
Daisy's Taxi (Illustrator) 18 copies
The Porcelain Man (Illustrator) 17 copies
Rosa and Her Singing Grandfather (Illustrator) 16 copies
Little Things (Illustrator) 13 copies, 1 review
Nobody's Cat (Illustrator) 11 copies
Come Again in the Spring (Illustrator) 7 copies
The Parrot and the Thief (Illustrator) 7 copies, 1 review
Song of the Horse (Illustrator) 6 copies, 1 review
The Lifting Stone (Illustrator) 5 copies, 1 review
When I Was Little (Illustrator) 4 copies

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