Shutta Crum power point


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Shutta Crum power point

  1. 1. Introducing Michigan Author… …Shutta Crum! Presentation by: Amanda Piersall and Jaclyn Jewell TE 301- Methods of Teaching Children’s Literature- Dr. Storey December 14th, 2012
  2. 2. Early Life• Born in Kentucky.• Her family members were avid storytellers.• Moved to Michigan.• In Michigan she learned to read.
  3. 3. Shutta’s Life in Michigan• Taught highschool English.• She taught creative writing at a community college.• Spent 24 years as a librarian.
  4. 4. Shutta the Writer• Has written picture & chapter books.• Wrote her first poems in elementary school.• Began her work in 1997.• Being a librarian inspired her to write.
  5. 5. Fox and Fluff• Illustrated by John Bendall-Brunello.
  6. 6. Fox and Fluff • Story about a Fox who raises a chick.• Won “Best Children’s Books of the Year.”
  7. 7. Bravest of the Brave• Illustrated by Tim Bowers
  8. 8. Bravest of the Brave• About a brave skunk in the woods.• Illustrated by Tim Bowers.• Won “Children’s Choice” Award.• Was read at the White House.
  9. 9. Shutta’s Awards• Starred review from School Library Journal. • Starred review from Horn Book Magazine. • “Best Books of the Year”
  10. 10. Shutta’s Awards• “Great Lakes, Great Books” Award winner.• The House in the Meadow• Illustrated by Paige Billin Frye• “Young Hooiser Book Award winner”• Bravest of the Brave
  11. 11. Shutta Crum• Shutta contributes a lot to Michigan.• She was a librarian and storyteller.• She was a teacher.• Most importantly, Shutta is a writer.