Interview with Dan Bar-el

Monday, October 15, 2007.

Dan Bar-el holds the original draft of AlphabetterStorytelling can take many forms including live theatre, radio programs, stand-up comedy, classroom teaching and books. Being involved in each of these can help bring a unique and engaging style to children’s picture books.

On this edition of Just One More Book, Mark and Dan Bar-el sit in The Gallery Cafe of the Vancouver Art Gallery to discuss how Dan’s experience in live theatre has influenced his children’s picture books, writing with a flair for the absurd, and a classroom program called Stories In our Own Words which encourages children to write and perform their own stories.

Books mentioned:

Books by Vivian Gussin Paley referenced by Dan Bar-el:

Photo: Dan Bar-el holding the original draft of Alphabetter (then called ‘Don’t Panic’)

Of Vice and Mensch: Such A Prince

Wednesday, June 25, 2008.

Such A PrinceAuthor: Dan Bar-el (on JOMB)
Illustrator: John Manders (on JOMB)
Published: 2007 Clarion Books (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0618714685

Tabloid-style coverage, Looney-Toonesque illustrations and the feisty narration of a bohemian godmother transform the traditional tending of a love-sick princess into a comical read-again caper.

Other books mentioned:

Thank You for Joining the Conversation

Thursday, February 1, 2007.

Raise-a-ReaderOn January 1st, Inspired by, we announced that we would donate CDN$1 of personal funds to the Raise-a-Reader Foundation for each non-nasty/non-spam comment left on a Just One More Book! post during the month of January 2007.

As a result, we are donating CDN$60 to Raise-a-Reader!

Thank you very much to everyone who participated: Jamila Gavin, Vivian of CLIP Podcast, Mitali Perkins, Chris, Donald Seeley, Emily, Charles Cadenhead, Franki, Jules, Dan J, Daniel and Jill, Amy Wachspress, Praba, Dan Bar-el, Whitney Hoffman, Heather Jopling, Peter A. Mello, AndyCast Andy, Heidi Estrin and Nico .

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Read-again Reference: Alphabetter

Wednesday, January 17, 2007.

AlphaBetterAuthor: Dan Bar-el (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Graham Ross
Published: 2006 Orca Book Publishers (on JOMB)
ISBN: 1551434393

Twenty-six funky kids, misplaced objects and hidden letters transform the familiar ABC drill into an entertaining, interactive story.


Friday, October 13, 2006.

Thank you to everyone who has and continues to support the Just One More Book! podcast by including us in their own projects:



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And many thanks to you for including Just One More Book in your day!

Andrea & Mark

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