A Book of One's Own by Paul Johnson
Call Number: LB 1027.25 .J65 1998
Publication Date: 1998-06-30
With the first edition of A Book of One's Own, Paul Johnson proved what an enriching tool bookmaking can be for developing elementary students' literacy skills. Now, with the second edition, he reaches out to an even broader audience, letting older students, multicultural students, and special-needs students in on the fun. This comprehensive guide continues to examine every stage of the bookmaking process, from simple folded paper books to beautiful hardcover Japanese side-bound books. By developing skills such as writing, story construction, design, illustration, binding methods, and paper technology, Johnson shows the value of bookmaking across the curriculum. But this edition is far more concise, making it much easier to use. In addition to new examples and activities for a wider range of students, there's also a new section on the publishing process, which explores everything from researching and writing the book to assembling and launching the finished product. It draws upon ideas touched upon in the first edition, providing a broader understanding of the publishing field in general.