|Publisher||Star Bright Books New York|
|Publication status||Published - 2006|
TY - BOOK
T1 - Trosclair and the alligator
AU - Huggins, Peter
A2 - Gardiner, Lindsey
N1 - This story was written by a poet, Peter Huggins, a professor of literature at Auburn University. Star Bright Books in New York, publish Gardiner’s 'If you’re Happy and You Know it' and due to the success of that title (over 100,000 copies sold) decided to commission illustration to the researcher. Written in local dialect, it is set in the alligator swamps of Louisiana and features an adventurous young Cajun boy, Trosclair and his dog, Ollie. This was a challenging and unusual setting for a story and required considerable visual research into such an environment. Children expand their knowledge of the world through books and when a topic or setting is outside their own personal experience, the illustrator’s task is to help them visualize a situation, developing an appropriate use of style and colour. This brings an understanding of alien environments to children, expanding their awareness of the world. It was necessary to adopt a very different and appropriate colour palette to convey the atmosphere in this book, using diverse textures and collage to emulate the density of the Louisiana environment. This output provided an opportunity to more fully explore issues of visual narrative within a textual context provided by another writer. As a consequence, this extended the researcher’s palette of visual expression and introduced new techniques to visual storytelling for this medium, which is demonstrated through the reviews and awards secured for this output, which are included in the accompanying portfolio of evidence. Evidence: Book and portfolio of supporting evidence
PY - 2006
Y1 - 2006
N2 - Trosclair and his dog Ollie love to row to Bee Island Swamp, the very best place to find turtle eggs in the Louisiana Bayou. But Trosclair has been warned not to go there because Gargantua, a huge and ferocious alligator, has been lurking there. Using his wits and a hive of bees, Trosclair rids the swamp of Gargantua forever.
AB - Trosclair and his dog Ollie love to row to Bee Island Swamp, the very best place to find turtle eggs in the Louisiana Bayou. But Trosclair has been warned not to go there because Gargantua, a huge and ferocious alligator, has been lurking there. Using his wits and a hive of bees, Trosclair rids the swamp of Gargantua forever.
M3 - Book
SN - 1932065989
BT - Trosclair and the alligator
PB - Star Bright Books New York