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Margaret Bourke-White

by Welch, Catherine A.

Format: Print Book 1997
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
Available (1)
Location Collection Call #
Monroeville Public Library Juvenile Non-fiction 92 BOURKE-WHITE
Location  Monroeville Public Library
Collection  Juvenile Non-fiction
Call Number  92 BOURKE-WHITE

As a young girl, Margaret Bourke-White dreamed of having great adventures--the kind only a brave and fearless woman would have. As she grew up, she found that the camera was her ticket to adventure. Her portraits of people in terrible circumstances--from the desperate farmers of the Dust Bowl to the victims of World War II's horrors--made her famous worldwide. With her camera always at the ready, Margaret faced many challenges, including floods, bombings, and eventually her own battle with illness. In Margaret Bourke-White, award-winning author Catherine A. Welch creates a powerful portrait of a remarkable, gifted woman. Jennifer Hagerman's illustrations capture Margaret's own liveliness and strength.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 2^-4. These beginning biographies will serve to introduce two artists to new readers. Lucas does a fine job of describing van Gogh's life in a way that children will understand. She manages to capture in short, to-the-point sentences his frustrations, his mental problems (though she omits his ear mutilation), and, most of all, his passion for his art. Illustrator Rochelle Draper takes on the challenge of evoking van Gogh's paintings in her own art and meets it very well in pictures that are dramatic and engaging. Welch's portrait of photographer Margaret Bourke-White is also capably handled. Writing vividly, Welch makes readers see the excitement and danger Bourke-White experienced as she pursued her photos. However, the brevity of the text does not always allow for full explanations--whether it's something simple, such as why Bourke-White crawled down a manhole for a shot, or her thoughts on Nazi Germany. The varied watercolor illustrations, which simulate photographs, are better than many found in beginning chapter books. Solid fare for report writers or browsers. --Ilene Cooper"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Carolrhoda on my own books.
Subjects Bourke-White, Margaret, -- 1904-1971 -- Juvenile literature.
Bourke-White, Margaret, -- 1904-1971.
Photojournalists -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Women photographers -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Women -- Biography.
Publisher Minneapolis :Carolrhoda Books,1997
Contributors Hagerman, Jennifer.
Language English
Description 56 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm.
ISBN 0876148909 (lib. bdg.)
0876149565 (pbk.)
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