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Donna Diamond

Auteur de The Shadow

7+ oeuvres 73 utilisateurs 8 critiques

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Comprend les noms: retold by Donna Diamond

Œuvres de Donna Diamond

The Shadow (2010) 27 exemplaires
Swan Lake (1980) 12 exemplaires
The Boy Who Looked for Spring (1993) — Illustrateur — 9 exemplaires
Rumpelstiltskin (1983) 8 exemplaires
The Seven Ravens (1979) 7 exemplaires
The Pied Piper of Hamelin (1981) 6 exemplaires

Oeuvres associées

Fahrenheit 451 (1953) — Artiste de la couverture, quelques éditions53,291 exemplaires
Le Secret de Térabithia (1977) — Illustrateur, quelques éditions21,370 exemplaires
Le Pays d'octobre (1955) — Artiste de la couverture, quelques éditions3,477 exemplaires
Elidor (1965) — Artiste de la couverture, quelques éditions1,166 exemplaires
Le plongeon Lumme (1980) — Artiste de la couverture, quelques éditions813 exemplaires
Kate Vaiden (1986) — Artiste de la couverture, quelques éditions483 exemplaires
The Wild Road (1997) — Artiste de la couverture, quelques éditions452 exemplaires
Spinners (1999) — Artiste de la couverture, quelques éditions376 exemplaires
The Golden Cat (1998) — Artiste de la couverture, quelques éditions291 exemplaires
A Gift for Mama (1981) — Illustrateur, quelques éditions266 exemplaires
Red Hart Magic (1976) — Illustrateur, quelques éditions259 exemplaires
Incredible Animal Adventures (1999) — Illustrateur — 211 exemplaires
With Friends Like These (1993) — Artiste de la couverture, quelques éditions163 exemplaires
I'd Rather Be in Philadelphia (1992) — Artiste de la couverture, quelques éditions161 exemplaires
Hannah of Fairfield (1999) — Illustrateur — 158 exemplaires
Hannah's Helping Hands (1999) — Illustrateur — 157 exemplaires
Hannah's Winter of Hope (2000) — Illustrateur, quelques éditions110 exemplaires
Katherine Paterson Treasury: Bridge to Terabithia/The Great Gilly Hopkins/Jacob I Have Loved (2001) — Illustrateur, quelques éditions102 exemplaires
Walter: The Story of a Rat (2000) — Illustrateur — 100 exemplaires
The Transfigured Hart (1975) — Illustrateur, quelques éditions90 exemplaires
Helen Keller: A Light for the Blind (Women of Our Time) (1989) — Illustrateur — 61 exemplaires
The Stallion Queen (1992) — Artiste de la couverture, quelques éditions38 exemplaires
The Promise (1989) — Artiste de la couverture, quelques éditions36 exemplaires
The Arrow and the Lamp: The Story of Psyche (1989) — Illustrateur — 32 exemplaires
Temptation (1993) — Artiste de la couverture, quelques éditions20 exemplaires
Keeping Secrets (1982) — Illustrateur, quelques éditions16 exemplaires
The Dark Princess (1978) — Illustrateur, quelques éditions15 exemplaires
Day of the Unicorn (1994) — Illustrateur, quelques éditions14 exemplaires
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 8, No. 6, February 1981 (1981) — Illustrateur — 3 exemplaires


Partage des connaissances

Lieux de résidence
New York, New York, USA
High School of Music and Art, New York
Boston University School of Fine and Applied Art
Courte biographie
Donna Diamond began her career as an illustrator of children's books in 1975.  She lives in New York with her daughter, Alexandra.   [adapted from Brdige to Terabithia (1977)]



'The Shadow' is a wordless picture book by Donna Diamond. Such an interesting book. When it comes to wordless books, the author/illustrator has to rely on invoking emotions from the reader(viewer for wordless?) The story focuses on a little girl returning home alone. From the very start you see a dark shadow with glowing yellow eyes. In every page spread the threatening shadow is attached to the girl. After the girl is finished drawing she see her shadow and becomes frightened! Every time she moves the shadow with glowing eyes follows her. It taunts her by mimicking everything the girl does. Fed up, the girl becomes frustrated with the dark shadow scaring her and fixes the bright light bulb on a wall in her room. The dark shadow is no more. The story is very well done with its artwork. Every page spread has a sort of fish eye lens look as the view point seems as if their is an eerie spectator following the girls life. With no other characters being around you get a lonely feeling reading the story. I began to become scared with the book opened. The shadow is very scary to look in its eyes. When the girl realizes how scary the shadow looks and places her arms up, the shadow mimics her fingers, but distorting them into claws to add a fearsome look to it. The detail in the story beyond these to characters is interesting as well. The girl is seen drawing scary creatures before she discovers the scar looking shadow.This tells me these were thoughts on her mind and took form as the scary shadow. This continues in the story as you can see two dolls sitting on the girl's shelf in her room start smiling and are seen cheering as the conquers her fears of being afraid of her shadow. An amazingly illustrated story by Diamond in its art, story, tone and moral.… (plus d'informations)
Jtreed | 5 autres critiques | Mar 5, 2016 |
In my opinion this book was okay. I liked this book because of the illustrations. The pictures had a lot of detail that showed how the little man or how the princess was feeling. The pictures were very engaging to the reader. I did not like this book because of the plot. It had a conflict and solution but I think having the little man want the princess's first born child or how he dies at the end was not a way students 3-6th grade to read at the end of this story. I think the main idea of this story was to tell students about the traditional Rumpelstiltskin but in a different twist.… (plus d'informations)
athomp33 | 1 autre critique | Oct 6, 2015 |
This is a timeless tale that has a number of morals and lessons that can be taken from it, but I think the greatest idea it emphasizes is that actions do not come without consequences. I liked a number of things about this story. The plot of this story was well organized and it had a sense of suspense and tension. In the story, the miller's daughter is troubled when she is forced to spin hay into gold but can't. The readers are left wondering if she will die or not, but then Rumpelstiltskin comes in offering an ultimatum. In addition, the writing flows as the reader follows the different events in the story. The writer uses transition words and phrases such as "At daybreak," and "again" to pace the story and help it flow. The final thing that I liked about the story was the elaborate illustration that brought a life-like property to the characters. The drawings were very detailed, even though they were not in color.… (plus d'informations)
rpotte5 | 1 autre critique | Sep 17, 2015 |
The Shadow is a wordless book about a little girl that discovers her shadow. The girl moves around her room watching her shadow follow her. It looks like a scary ghost, but she realizes that it's just her shadow in the light.

The artwork is beautiful and makes the story so lively, even without words. I especially love the last picture.
JeniBenson | 5 autres critiques | Mar 15, 2013 |

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