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The mad potter : George E. Ohr, eccentric genius

Author: Jan Greenberg; Sandra Jordan
Publisher: New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Book : Picture : Biography : Juvenile audience : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Illustrated with evocative historical photographs and over fifty color reproductions of his ceramics, The Mad Potter tells the extraordinary story of an eccentric American maverick who was determined to make his mark and who never stopped believing that even the unlikeliest dreams can come true.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Biography
Named Person: George E Ohr; George E Ohr
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience, Picture
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jan Greenberg; Sandra Jordan
ISBN: 9781596438101 159643810X
OCLC Number: 819741912
Notes: "A Neal Porter Book."
Awards: Robert F. Sibert Honor, 2014.
Description: 53 pages : illustrations, some color ; 26 cm
Contents: Our story begins. The family bad boy --
Like a duck in water --
Back in Biloxi --
Fire --
"No two alike" --
The last hurrah --
The Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art --
How to look at a pot --
And how to "boss" one of your own.
Other Titles: George E. Ohr, eccentric genius
Responsibility: Jan Greenberg & Sandra Jordan.

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Illustrated with evocative historical photographs and over fifty color reproductions of his ceramics, The Mad Potter tells the extraordinary story of an eccentric American maverick who was determined to make his mark and who never stopped believing that even the unlikeliest dreams can come true.

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The Mad Potter

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The Mad Potter is the story of George E. Ohr. George grew up in the late 1800's in Biloxi, Mississippi. He worked many jobs as a child, and he moved around frequently before he settled back down in Biloxi. During his travels he found that he loved making pottery, and instead of creating "normal" pieces,...
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