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The Secret World of Walter Anderson

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Publisher Comments:

Enter the fascinating world of reclusive nature-lover Walter Anderson — perhaps the most famous American artist youve never heard of.

Residents along the Mississippi Gulf Coast thought Walter Anderson was odd, rowing across twelve miles of open water in a leaky skiff to reach Horn, an uninhabited island without running water or electricity. But this solitary artist didnt much care what they thought as he spent weeks at a time on his personal paradise, sleeping under his boat, sometimes eating whatever washed ashore, sketching and painting the natural surroundings and the animals that became his friends. Here Walter created some of his most brilliant watercolors, work he kept hidden during his lifetime. In a beautifully crafted picture book biography, writer Hester Bass and Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator E. B. Lewis pay homage to an uncompromising American artist.

Review:

"This sensitive portrait of Anderson — 'the most famous American artist you've never heard of' — paints him as a solitary man who kept a private room hidden from his wife and children and often took his rowboat to the Mississippi Gulf Coast's isolated Horn Island to glean inspiration. Subdued watercolors evoke the artist's love of the natural world, as he paints the coastal setting, eats in the shade of his boat and meanders among wild hogs and raccoons. Following Anderson's death in 1965, his wife opens the room that he kept locked, discovering 'the walls were covered with paintings of a Gulf Coast day.' A powerful tribute to the lengths artists will go for their passions. Ages 6 — 10. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

In a beautifully crafted biography, Bass and Caldecott Honor illustrator Lewis offer a powerful glimpse into the secret world of nature-lover Walter Anderson, a renowned watercolor artist who lived life simply. Full color.

About the Author

Hester Bass is the author of SO MANY HOUSES, illustrated by Alik Arzoumanian. She lives in Owens Cross Roads, Alabama.

E. B. Lewis is the illustrator of more than thirty books for children. Among his many honors are a Coretta Scott King Award for TALKIN' ABOUT BESSIE: THE STORY OF AVIATOR ELIZABETH COLEMAN by Nikki Grimes, as well as three Coretta Scott King Honors. He lives in Folsom, New Jersey.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780763635831
Author:
Bass, Hester
Publisher:
Candlewick Press (MA)
Illustrator:
Lewis, E. B.
Author:
Lewis, E. B.
Subject:
Artists
Subject:
Mississippi
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Art
Subject:
Art history
Subject:
History - United States/20th Century
Subject:
Anderson, Walter Inglis
Subject:
Artists - Mississippi
Subject:
Art
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Biography
Subject:
History
Subject:
biography;art;orbis pictus
Edition Description:
Picture book
Publication Date:
20090931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 1 up to 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
4-COLOR
Pages:
48
Dimensions:
10.60x9.90x.40 in. 1.10 lbs.
Age Level:
06-10

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Product details 48 pages Candlewick Press (MA) - English 9780763635831 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "This sensitive portrait of Anderson — 'the most famous American artist you've never heard of' — paints him as a solitary man who kept a private room hidden from his wife and children and often took his rowboat to the Mississippi Gulf Coast's isolated Horn Island to glean inspiration. Subdued watercolors evoke the artist's love of the natural world, as he paints the coastal setting, eats in the shade of his boat and meanders among wild hogs and raccoons. Following Anderson's death in 1965, his wife opens the room that he kept locked, discovering 'the walls were covered with paintings of a Gulf Coast day.' A powerful tribute to the lengths artists will go for their passions. Ages 6 — 10. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , In a beautifully crafted biography, Bass and Caldecott Honor illustrator Lewis offer a powerful glimpse into the secret world of nature-lover Walter Anderson, a renowned watercolor artist who lived life simply. Full color.
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