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Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan on The Mad Potter

greenberg_mad potterIn the January/February 2014 Horn Book Magazine, editor Martha Parravano asked Mad Potter authors Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan about choosing their unusual subject. Read the review here.

Martha V. Parravano: How did you discover this fairly unknown subject?

Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan: During the New Orleans ALA we headed over to Biloxi to visit the Frank O. Gehry–designed Ohr-O’Keefe Museum, which was in the process of being rebuilt after Hurricane Katrina. Right away we saw a giant blow-up of a 1900 photograph of George E. Ohr — America’s greatest art potter — standing on his head. His pottery is one of our passions, and now we couldn’t resist the man. We looked at each other and said, “Definitely, yes!”

Martha V. Parravano About Martha V. Parravano

Martha V. Parravano is book review editor of The Horn Book, Inc., and co-author of the Calling Caldecott blog.

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