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A Picture for Marcby Matthew Trueman
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GROWING UP IN Russia in the late 1800s, Marc Chagall doesn't know what art is. He doesn't even know what drawing is until one of his
schoolmates shows him how to trace a picture in a magazine. Marc tries it himself, then decides to pull pictures out of his own mind - his Uncle Noah on the roof, giant chickens, flying cows, happy men with fiddles, and women with lambs. Suddenly Marc knows what he wants to do with his life. He wants to be an artist!
Marc, an imaginative Russian boy, discovers his talent for drawing and, with the encouragement of a friend and an art teacher, decides to become an artist, in a delightful story that is based loosely on the childhood of Marc Chagall.
About the Author
Eric A. Kimmel is the award-winning author of several well-known children's books, including the Caldecott Honor book Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins and his first Stepping Stones book, A Horn for Louis.
Matthew Trueman grew up in Italy and has illustrated many acclaimed books for children. He lives in Phillipsburg, New Jersey.
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