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Uncle Andy's (Picture Puffin Books)

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ISBN13: 9780142403471
ISBN10: 0142403474
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When James Warhola was a little boy, his father had a junk business that turned their yard into a wonderful play zone that his mother didn't fully appreciate! But whenever James and his family drove to New York City to visit Uncle Andy, they got to see how "junk" could become something truly amazing in an artist's hands.

Uncle Andy's offers an exciting and unique perspective on one of the most influential artists of our time. Through James' eyes, we see the things that made his family visits memorable-including the wonderful disarray of Andy's house, waking up surrounded by important art and incredible collected objects, trying on Andy's wigs, sharing the run of Andy's house with his twenty-five cats (all named Sam), and getting art supplies from Andy as a goodbye present. James was lucky enough to learn about art from an innovative master and he shows how these visits with Uncle Andy taught him about the creative process and inspired him to become an artist.

Review:

"'Warhola, a nephew of pop art's premier icon, provides an outrageously prosaic chapter from his uncle's ultra-hip life,' wrote PW. Ages 5-up. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

When James Warhola was a little boy, his father had a junk business that turned their yard into a wonderful play zone that his mother didn't fully appreciate! But whenever James and his family drove to New York City to visit Uncle Andy, they got to see how "junk" could become something truly amazing in an artist's hands.

Synopsis:

Whenever James and his family drive to New York City to visit Uncle Andy, they see how "junk" becomes something truly amazing in an artist's hands. "Uncle Andy's" offers an exciting and unique perspective on one of the most influential artists of modern times. Full color.

About the Author

James Warhola wrote and illustrated Uncle Andy’s: A faabbbulous visit with Andy Warhol, a Book Sense 76 selection. He lives in Tivoli, New York.

James Warhola wrote and illustrated Uncle Andy’s: A faabbbulous visit with Andy Warhol, a Book Sense 76 selection. He lives in Tivoli, New York.

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Jennifer Starkman, July 7, 2007 (view all comments by Jennifer Starkman)
Uncle Andy?s is a rare find?a non-fiction children?s book that reads like a weird and wonderful fictional tale. This is the first book written by Andy Warhol?s nephew, James Warhola, an artist in his own right who has illustrated a number of other popular children?s books. The story takes the reader right into the middle of the day-to-day life of one of the most famous artists of modern times, allowing us to see him not just at arm?s length, but from the perspective of a little boy for whom Warhol was just his always-amusing ?Uncle Andy?.
The tale of visits to Uncle Andy?s is bookended with descriptions of the author?s home life in New Jersey with his father (a sometime junkman who, like his often use things he found in the junkyards to create ?works of art? in his yard at home), mother, and six siblings. Juxtaposed with this, and interspersed with comments about the very traditional, family-oriented paternal grandmother who lived with Warhol in his famous New York City ?Factory,? Uncle Andy?s provides children with a great view not only of Warhol the famous artist, but of his roots and the family which produced this enigmatic artist.
The story is a little bit long for very young children, but is written in a very straightforward, easy-to-understand style, with lots of amusing detail, and great, colourful illustrations (many of them covering entire two-page spreads from) which greatly enhance the story. The exhaustively detailed pictures can also serve to help younger children follow what is going on, as was the case with one preschooler I know who was thrilled to be able to follow along visually as she listened to the story. Uncle Andy?s is a great introduction to art & artists for children who are still a little bit too young for the drier prose of most non-fiction picture books on these subjects.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780142403471
Author:
Warhola, James
Publisher:
Puffin Books
Subject:
Art - General
Subject:
Family - Multigenerational
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Biography / Autobiography
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Art
Subject:
Art
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Biography
Subject:
Family - General
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Picture Puffin Books
Publication Date:
20050831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from P up to K
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
11.02x8.50x.11 in. .32 lbs.
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
04-08

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Product details 32 pages Puffin Books - English 9780142403471 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "'Warhola, a nephew of pop art's premier icon, provides an outrageously prosaic chapter from his uncle's ultra-hip life,' wrote PW. Ages 5-up. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by ,

When James Warhola was a little boy, his father had a junk business that turned their yard into a wonderful play zone that his mother didn't fully appreciate! But whenever James and his family drove to New York City to visit Uncle Andy, they got to see how "junk" could become something truly amazing in an artist's hands.

"Synopsis" by , Whenever James and his family drive to New York City to visit Uncle Andy, they see how "junk" becomes something truly amazing in an artist's hands. "Uncle Andy's" offers an exciting and unique perspective on one of the most influential artists of modern times. Full color.

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