Frasier, Debra

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Book Category: Picture Books
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SPIKE, Ugliest Dog in the Universe, Beach Lane 2013
A Fabulous Fair Alphabet, Beach Lane 2010
A Birthday Cake Is No Ordinary Cake, Harcourt 2006
The Incredible Water Show, Harcourt 2004
Miss Alaineus, A Vocabulary Disaster, Harcourt 2000
Out of the Ocean, Harcourt 1998
On the Day You Were Born, A Photo Journal, Harcourt 2001
On the Day You Were Born, Harcourt 1991

The Animal That Drank Up Sound, by William Stafford, Harcourt, 1992
We Got Here Together, by Kim Stafford, Harcourt, 1994
In the Space of the Sky, by Richard Lewis, Harcourt, 2002

Audio Cassettes Each book has grown to include other creative disciplines, particularly music. Matthew Smith, the Minneapolis musician, and I have made music audio cassettes to accompany each book, and On the Day You Were Born and The Animal That Drank Up Sound, with the magnificent voice of William Stafford, are available through Harcourt Brace. Video Project In 1996 the Minnesota Orchestra produced an animated video tape of On the Day You Were Born, The Symphony, with Steve Heitzeg’s music. The symphony is followed by interviews with the author and composer in the places where they were born: a Florida beach town, and a farm in southern Minnesota. A beautiful product produced by Minnesota artists. (30 minutes, $19.95, call 1-800-MN-Notes, inquire about poster for the classroom.) In addition, Debra worked closely with the MN Orchestra to produce a very comprehensive curriculum kit for school/teacher purchase. This kit includes the book, video, CD, and extensive reproducibles for K-6th. Contact the Minnesota Orchestra, MOVE office, or visit their web site.

The Animal that Drank Up Sound. American Institute of Graphic Arts Annual Booklist/Exhibition.
Out of the Ocean. Southeast Booksellers Association Children’s Award; Minnesota Book Award; ABA’s Pick of the List.
On the Day You Were Born. American Institute of Graphic Arts Annual Booklist/Exhibition; SLJ Best Books of the Year, 1991; Hungry Mind Review, Books of Distinction, 1991; Notable Children’s Trade Books in Social Studies, 1991; Outstanding Children’s Science Trade Books, 1991; ABA List of Ten Best Books, 1993; Parent’s Choice. Gold Award for Illustration, 1991.

I offer a limited number of annual one day author visits and teacher workshops for all grade levels. Sessions can include slide, cut paper demonstrations, stories about the editing process and approaches to writing and making pictures. Music is included in all presentations. Curriculum guides accompany most of Debra Frasier’s books. Write Debra at the above address to request guides for particular books, or write Harcourt Trade Books, Marketing Department, 525 B Street, #1900, San Diego, CA, 92101, to request any current posters or materials.