Synopses & Reviews
Nontraditional, controversial, rebellious, and politically volatile, the Mexican artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera are remembered for their provocative paintings as well as for their deep love for each other. Their marriage was one of the most tumultuous and infamous in historyand#8212;filled with passion, pain, betrayal, revolution, and, above all, art that helped define the twentieth century.
Catherine Reef's inspiring and insightful dual biography features numerous archival photos and full-color reproductions of both artists' work. Endnotes, bibliography, timeline.
a JLG selection
KIRKUS REVIEWS, STARRED REVIEW
THE NEW YORK TIMES
The writing in Delicious is untroubled and straightforward .There is no struggle in it at all. The story goes steadily from subject to verb, rung to rung, up the ladder of life and good fortune.
THE BULLETIN OF THE CENTER FOR CHILDREN S BOOKS
this is a visually enticing and browsable volume that manages to tempt if not satisfy the artistic appetite.
SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL, STARRED REVIEW
A must-purchase for collections.
a JLG selection
andquot;An ingenuous way to present the two artists to a young adult reader.andquot;
andmdash;The New York Times
* andquot;A handsome biography that is both engaging and enlightening.andquot;
andmdash;Booklist, starred review
* andquot;Compelling reading for art lovers.andquot;
andmdash;Kirkus, starred review
* andquot;A well-rounded treatment of two giants of 20th-century art, this volume tracks the separate and combined trajectories of its subjectsandrsquo; lives and careers and allows for comparisons and contrasts.andquot;
andmdash;School Library Journal, starred review
andquot;Reef tackles the unconventional love story head-on, with a candor that pulls no punches with its youth audience.andquot;
One of the giants of American art, Wayne Thiebaud was at first unappreciated because of the everyday subject matter of his paintings. His tasty hot dogs, delectable cakes, dizzy streets, and sleepy deltas have since become icons of twentieth century art. Now young readers have the chance to explore the development of a fascinating artist while delighting in the very child-friendly art that has made him so acclaimed. With her deft touch, critically-acclaimed non-fiction author Susan Rubin tells the story of the man behind the masterpieces.
A lushly designedand#160;young adult biography exploring the tumultuous lives, marriage, and work of the artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, illustrated with archival photos andand#160;full-color reproductions.
About the Author
Catherine Reef is the author of more than 35 nonfiction books for young people. Her books for Clarion include the highly acclaimedandnbsp;John Steinbeckandnbsp;andandnbsp;Sigmundandnbsp;Freudandnbsp;which was the recipient of the 2002 Sydney Taylor Award, presented by the Association of Jewish Libraries. She lives in College Park, Maryland.