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Gertrude Is Gertrude Is Gertrude Is Gertrude

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Publisher Comments:

Gertrudeandlt;BRandgt; is Gertrudeandlt;BRandgt; andlt;bandgt;is Gertrudeandlt;/bandgt;andlt;BRandgt; andlt;bandgt;andlt;bigandgt;is Gertrude.andlt;/bigandgt;andlt;/bandgt; andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; And Alice is Alice. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; And Gertrude and Alice are Gertrude and Alice. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; And you are welcome to join them for tea. But beware, for there you will find a bear in a chair, just barely scary. And here is a beard with a man attached to it. And then, of course, some words might appear, uninvited , but delighted in spite of their lightbulbs. But, but, but, but - that doesn't make any sense! Yes! andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; In a story inspired by the oh-so-modern groundbreaking writing of Gertrude herself, not a lot makes sense. Even so, the oh-so-popular author Jonah Winter, and the ever-so-popular illustrator Calef Brown, and the andlt;iandgt;mostandlt;/iandgt; popular poodle of all time, Basket, invite you to enter the whimsical world of Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas.

Review:

"Taking his title from Gertrude Stein's famous saying about a rose, Winter (Frida) crafts a Steinesque 'word portrait' of the modernist author. Stein wears a serene smile in Brown's (Soup for Breakfast) patchy acrylic images, and by her side is an enigmatic Alice B. Toklas: 'And Gertrude and Alice are Gertrude and Alice. Well it's like this. You walk up the stairs, and there they are.' Readers reassured by closure will not find it here. Winter's nonlinear prose echoes The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas, and his fugues suit a poet fond of repetition (and babble). Brown's idiosyncratic visuals and complementary palette — likewise not customary biographical fare — befit this impresario of experimental artists and writers on the Rive Gauche. At Stein and Toklas's famous salons, 'Everybody talks. Talk talk talk talk. Laugh laugh. More talk. Laugh. Okay. Enough.' Brown aptly pictures Stein's close friend Picasso surrounded by minotaur-themed cubism imagery, and Matisse framed by leafy shapes. Although purists can quibble that Matisse's cutouts came later and Hemingway lacked his white beard when he and Stein were rivals, this salute mimes Stein's mischievous voice and cultivates its own literary audience. Ages 4 — 8." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

Written in the style of the great Gertrude Stein herself, this is a fabulously imaginative tribute to an imaginative woman who was well ahead of her time. Full color.

Synopsis:

Gertrude

is Gertrude

is Gertrude

is Gertrude.

And Alice is Alice.

And Gertrude and Alice are Gertrude and Alice.

And you are welcome to join them for tea. But beware, for there you will find a bear in a chair, just barely scary. And here is a beard with a man attached to it. And then, of course, some words might appear, uninvited , but delighted in spite of their lightbulbs. But, but, but, but - that doesn't make any sense! Yes!

In a story inspired by the oh-so-modern groundbreaking writing of Gertrude herself, not a lot makes sense. Even so, the oh-so-popular author Jonah Winter, and the ever-so-popular illustrator Calef Brown, and the most popular poodle of all time, Basket, invite you to enter the whimsical world of Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas.

About the Author

Jonah Winter is the author of two books about baseball, Fair Ball!: 14 Great Stars from Baseball's Negro Leagues and Beisbol! Latino Baseball Pioneers and Legends. He is also the author of Diego, a biography of Diego Rivera, and Frida, about artist Frida Kahlo, which was hailed as "a grand accomplishment, worth celebrating" by the New York Times Book Review and named a 2002 Parents' Choice Gold Medal winner. A poet and a painter, Mr. Winter lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781416940883
Author:
Winter, Jonah
Publisher:
Atheneum Books
Illustrator:
Brown, Calef
Author:
Brown, Calef
Subject:
Biographical - General
Subject:
Family - Alternative Family
Subject:
Imagination & Play
Subject:
Authors, American
Subject:
20th century
Subject:
Stein, Gertrude
Subject:
Authors, American -- 20th century.
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Biography
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20090231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f-c jkt-int.
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
9 x 11 in
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
08-12

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Taking his title from Gertrude Stein's famous saying about a rose, Winter (Frida) crafts a Steinesque 'word portrait' of the modernist author. Stein wears a serene smile in Brown's (Soup for Breakfast) patchy acrylic images, and by her side is an enigmatic Alice B. Toklas: 'And Gertrude and Alice are Gertrude and Alice. Well it's like this. You walk up the stairs, and there they are.' Readers reassured by closure will not find it here. Winter's nonlinear prose echoes The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas, and his fugues suit a poet fond of repetition (and babble). Brown's idiosyncratic visuals and complementary palette — likewise not customary biographical fare — befit this impresario of experimental artists and writers on the Rive Gauche. At Stein and Toklas's famous salons, 'Everybody talks. Talk talk talk talk. Laugh laugh. More talk. Laugh. Okay. Enough.' Brown aptly pictures Stein's close friend Picasso surrounded by minotaur-themed cubism imagery, and Matisse framed by leafy shapes. Although purists can quibble that Matisse's cutouts came later and Hemingway lacked his white beard when he and Stein were rivals, this salute mimes Stein's mischievous voice and cultivates its own literary audience. Ages 4 — 8." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , Written in the style of the great Gertrude Stein herself, this is a fabulously imaginative tribute to an imaginative woman who was well ahead of her time. Full color.
"Synopsis" by , Gertrude

is Gertrude

is Gertrude

is Gertrude.

And Alice is Alice.

And Gertrude and Alice are Gertrude and Alice.

And you are welcome to join them for tea. But beware, for there you will find a bear in a chair, just barely scary. And here is a beard with a man attached to it. And then, of course, some words might appear, uninvited , but delighted in spite of their lightbulbs. But, but, but, but - that doesn't make any sense! Yes!

In a story inspired by the oh-so-modern groundbreaking writing of Gertrude herself, not a lot makes sense. Even so, the oh-so-popular author Jonah Winter, and the ever-so-popular illustrator Calef Brown, and the most popular poodle of all time, Basket, invite you to enter the whimsical world of Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas.

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