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Awards

2003 Robert F. Sibert Award Honor Book
2002 Publishers Weekly Best Children's Books
2002 New York Times Notable Book
2002 Booklist Best Books
2002 School Library Journal Best Books

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Written for younger readers, this is a biography of abstract expressionist painter Jackson Pollock. Watercolor illustrations accompany the text.

Review:

"[An] outstanding picture book biography....[T]he authors craft an imaginative account grounded in solid research and enlivened with lyrical prose....Parker's impressionistic pen-and-watercolor illustrations pay homage to the painter's sweep of line and color..." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"Using spare, lyrical words, the authors layer the exciting story with deep observations about what art is and how it is made....[T]he authors explore what an artist does in remarkably clear language that will encourage children to approach art, learn about it, and trust their own reactions." Gillian Engberg, Booklist (Starred Review)

Review:

"[R]emarkable....[A]n exemplary picture-book biography, with lyrical prose and appealing illustrations...plus fascinating biographical details, photographs, and source notes. The text is accessible enough for younger readers to appreciate if read aloud and lively enough to appeal to older readers, who just might be inspired to learn more about the artist." School Library Journal

Synopsis:

Imagines Jackson Pollock at work during the creation of one of his paint-swirled and splattered canvasses.

Synopsis:

This picture book profiles abstract artist Jackson Pollack, concentrating on the period when he created one of his most famous pieces, "Number 1, 1950 (Lavender Mist)." Includes an extensive Afterword, photos of Pollack at work, and quotes from his friends and colleagues. Ink & watercolor illustrations.

Synopsis:

One late spring morning the American artist Jackson Pollock began work on the canvas that would ultimately come to be known as Number 1, 1950 (Lavender Mist).

Award-winning authors Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan use this moment as the departure point for a unique picture book about a great painter and the way in which he worked. Their lyrical text, drawn from Pollock's own comments and those made by members of his immediate circle, is perfectly complemented by vibrant watercolors by Robert Andrew Parker that honor his spirit of the artist without imitating his paintings.

A photographic reproduction of the finished painting, a short biography, a bibliography, and a detailed list of notes and sources that are fascinating reading in their own right make this an authoritative as well as beautiful book for readers of all ages.

About the Author

Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan are the authors of several distinctive books about art including Chuck Close: Up Close (A Boston Glove-Horn Book Honor book for Non-Fiction and winner of the Norman O. Sugarman award for Biography); and Frank O. Gehry: Outside In. All are either ALA Notable Books for Young Adults or Best Books for Young Adults. Their most recent collaboration, Vincent Van Gogh: Portrait of an Artist, was named a 2002 Sibert Award Honor Book. Ms. Greenberg, whose poetry anthology Heart to Heart was named a 2002 Printz Award Honor Book, lives in St. Louis. Ms. Jordan, whose photographic picture book Frog Hunt was published by Roaring Book Press, lives in New York City.

Robert Andrew Parker who knew Jackson Pollock as a young man, is a fine artist and printmaker whose work often appears in publications such as The New Yorker. The illustrator of the Modern Library's edition of Stendhal's The Charterhouse of Parma, his numerous children's books include Grandfather Tang's Story, Sleds on Boston Common, and Cold Feet, winner of the 2002 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780761316824
Illustrator:
Parker, Robert Andrew
Publisher:
Square Fish
Illustrator:
Parker, Robert Andrew
Author:
Jordan, Sandra Jane
Author:
Jordan, Sandra
Author:
Greenburg/Jordan
Author:
Greenberg, Jan
Author:
Parker, Robert Andrew
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
Subject:
History - General
Subject:
Art
Subject:
Artists
Subject:
Art history
Subject:
Painters
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Art & Art Instruction
Subject:
Art - Painting
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Picture Book Nonfiction
Publication Date:
July 2002
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 1 up to 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Includes full-color illustrations throug
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
10.25 x 10 x 0.125 in
Age Level:
03-UP

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Product details 32 pages Roaring Brook Press - English 9780761316824 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[An] outstanding picture book biography....[T]he authors craft an imaginative account grounded in solid research and enlivened with lyrical prose....Parker's impressionistic pen-and-watercolor illustrations pay homage to the painter's sweep of line and color..."
"Review" by , "Using spare, lyrical words, the authors layer the exciting story with deep observations about what art is and how it is made....[T]he authors explore what an artist does in remarkably clear language that will encourage children to approach art, learn about it, and trust their own reactions."
"Review" by , "[R]emarkable....[A]n exemplary picture-book biography, with lyrical prose and appealing illustrations...plus fascinating biographical details, photographs, and source notes. The text is accessible enough for younger readers to appreciate if read aloud and lively enough to appeal to older readers, who just might be inspired to learn more about the artist."
"Synopsis" by , Imagines Jackson Pollock at work during the creation of one of his paint-swirled and splattered canvasses.
"Synopsis" by , This picture book profiles abstract artist Jackson Pollack, concentrating on the period when he created one of his most famous pieces, "Number 1, 1950 (Lavender Mist)." Includes an extensive Afterword, photos of Pollack at work, and quotes from his friends and colleagues. Ink & watercolor illustrations.
"Synopsis" by ,
One late spring morning the American artist Jackson Pollock began work on the canvas that would ultimately come to be known as Number 1, 1950 (Lavender Mist).

Award-winning authors Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan use this moment as the departure point for a unique picture book about a great painter and the way in which he worked. Their lyrical text, drawn from Pollock's own comments and those made by members of his immediate circle, is perfectly complemented by vibrant watercolors by Robert Andrew Parker that honor his spirit of the artist without imitating his paintings.

A photographic reproduction of the finished painting, a short biography, a bibliography, and a detailed list of notes and sources that are fascinating reading in their own right make this an authoritative as well as beautiful book for readers of all ages.

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