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The Mad Potter
The Mad Potter: George E. Ohr, Eccentric Genius | Jan Greenberg, Sandra Jordan
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An account of the life of the eccentric ceramics artist traces his youth against a backdrop of the Civil War and political unrest in Biloxi, Mississippi; his creation of thousands of unconventional pots, vases and sculptures; and the remarkable trove discovered after his death that revealed the uniqueness of his talent.
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destaneefolden

“The potter stands at his wheel, all about overhead, on the walls, under foot, are samples of his work. The colors of the clay are delicate and lovely, many of the pieces are exquisitely graceful.“

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destaneefolden

I really liked this biography. I think that it was detailed enough to be educational, but not so detailed that it became boring. I think that this would be a great addition to any classroom because of the pictures. I think that younger children can admire his art, and older children can read/learn about who Ohr was.

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destaneefolden
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This biography tells the story of George E. Ohr, who was a potter. He created eccentric art pieces that were truly ahead of his time. These pieces helped set him apart from his fellow artists. This story tells all about Ohr's life and how he got into pottery, and has plenty of pictures along the way. I really enjoyed this biography, because prior to this.. I didn't know who Ohr was!

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Lf196117

Most called him a show off and disliked his weird forms and outrageous colors.

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Lf196117

This book would be a good fit in an older elementary classroom's book shelf. Students would enjoy looking through the book and noticing the odd and bizarre pottery Ohr created.

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Lf196117
Pickpick

For such a creative person, it took the world fifty years to catch up to George E. Ohr's vision. This book tells the story of the 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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maddyhensley

“George was ready for luck to single him out, but luck seemed to be taking its time. With nothing better in site, he went home to Biloxi.”

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maddyhensley

I think this story would be a little much for children in the classroom. They would needs lots of backstory and explanation.

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maddyhensley
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Pickpick

The Mad Potter by Jan Greenberg published in ?? tells the story of George E. Our. Ohr created unique ceramics, he was determined to make his mark.

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em_lemo
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Pickpick

This book was published in 2011 and shows the life of a man named George E. Ohr. This book is a biography and describes the life of the man and how he got stared in the potting industry.
Aside from this, the layout of the book is great. There are constant photographs throughout the book showing life of George. These photographs included pictures of his home, pottery he did, as well as where he grew up. Overall, this was/is a great biography.

em_lemo My favorite quote throughout this book is,
“The potter stands at his wheel, all about overhead, on the walls, under foot, are samples of his work. The colors of the clay are delicate and lovely, many of the pieces are exquisitely graceful.“
I think that his book gives a great insight to the work and life of one who has the hobby of pottery.
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kayleaallison
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“No two alike.”

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kayleaallison
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I like the pictures of his pottery along with the information about it.

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kayleaallison
Pickpick

The Mad Potter is about George E. Ohr. He created intriguing and unique ceramic pieces that de him apart from other potters during that time. This book tells the story of his life and works of art.