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The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horseby Eric Carle
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A brilliant new Eric Carle picture book for the artist in us all.
Every child has an artist inside them, and this vibrant picture book from Eric Carle will help let it out. The artist in this book paints the world as he sees it, just like a child. There's a red crocodile, an orange elephant, a purple fox and a polka-dotted donkey. More than anything, there's imagination. Filled with some of the most magnificently colorful animals of Eric Carle's career, this tribute to the creative life celebrates the power of art.
"The Blaue Reiter painter Franz Marc had his art banned by the Nazis, after he died at 36 in WWI. In his first book in more than four years, Carle does not tell Marc's story; he simply assumes his persona. 'I am an artist,' a mop-headed man says, 'and I paint... 'a blue horse and... a red crocodile and...' and the series continues, each animal dominating its spread. While Carle's creatures are constructed from his familiar, brilliantly colored painted-paper shapes, it is the strength and sinew of their forms that impresses — not coincidentally, the quality that distinguishes Marc's originals (two are reprinted on the final pages). As the book progresses, the colors of the animals stray farther and farther from reality (there's a purple fox and a polka-dot donkey), all but daring readers to think outside the box. 'I am a good artist,' the man declares in closing, expressing the satisfaction that comes from using one's creative powers to the fullest. An homage to Marc becomes testimony to Carle's gifts, too. A short afterword about Marc's life is included. Ages 3 – 5." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
A young girl longs to play the violin in this beautiful, moving new book from Mary Lyn Ray and Tricia Tusa that shows it's never too late to follow your dreams.
A young girl longs to play the violin in this lyrical story that shows itand#8217;s never too late to pursue your dream. More than anything, Elva wants a violinand#8212;but her parents say no. So she pretends. When she should be brushing her teeth, Elva rehearses for recitals. When she should be learning subtraction or going to sleep, she imagines playing all the music in the world. The years pass, but Elva never forgets her childhood wish, and so one day she takes a deep breath and follows her heart . . .
From the creator of The Very Hungry Caterpillar comes a brilliant new Eric Carle board book for the artist in us all.
Every child has an artist inside them, and this vibrant picture book from Eric Carle will help let it out. The artist in this book paints the world as he sees it, just like a child. There's a red crocodile, an orange elephant, a purple fox and a polka-dotted donkey. More than anything, there's imagination. Filled with some of the most magnificently colorful animals of Eric Carle's career, this new board book edition is a tribute to the creative life and celebrates the power of art.
Praise for The Artist Who Painted A Blue Horse
* "A testimony to Carle's gifts..." — Publishers Weekly, starred review
* "Simple and splendid." — Booklist, starred review
"Another masterpiece from a master artist." — School Library Journal
About the Author
Eric Carle (www.eric-carle.com) divides his time between the Florida Keys and the hills of North Carolina. Visit the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art (www.carlemuseum.org) in Amherst, Massachusetts.
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