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Uncle Andy's

by Warhola, James.

Format: Print Book 2003
Availability: Available at 22 Libraries 24 of 27 copies
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Bethel Park Public Library Picture Books PB j 92 Warhol Andy
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C.C. Mellor Memorial Library Picture Books E War
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CLP - Allegheny Regional Children's Picture Books qj N6537.W28 W375 2003
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CLP - East Liberty Children's Picture Books qj N6537.W28 W375 2003
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CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Picture Books qj N6537.W28 W375 2003
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CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Picture Books qj N6537.W28 W375 2003
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CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Closed Stack Area qj N6537.W28 W375 2003
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CLP - West End Children's Picture Books qj N6537.W28 W375 2003
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Carnegie Free Library of Swissvale Children Non-Fiction child rm J 709 War
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Carnegie Library of McKeesport Picture Books P WAR
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Community Library of Castle Shannon Juvenile Non-fiction J 709.2 Warhol
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Cooper-Siegel Community Library Picture Book E WAR
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Dormont Public Library Concepts CONCEPTS WARH
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Jefferson Hills Public Library Juv Biography E 92 WAR
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Picture Books j Ea WARHOLA
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Northland Public Library Children's Picture Books J PIC WARHOLA
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Penn Hills Library Juvenile Easys E j 92 WAR
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Pleasant Hills Public Library Picture Book Juv Pict War
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Sewickley Public Library Juvenile Biography J B WARHOL 2003
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South Fayette Township Library Juvenile Picture Book J E WAR
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South Park Library Juvenile j92 WAR
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Upper St. Clair Township Library Picture Books ADVANCED PICTURE WARHOLA
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Whitehall Public Library Picture Books PIC Warhola
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Wilkinsburg Public Library - Eastridge Easy Nonfiction J92 WARHOL
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CLP - Beechview Children's Picture Books CHECKED OUT
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CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Closed Stack Area IN TRANSIT
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CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's Picture Books CHECKED OUT
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Summary
When James Warhola was a little boy, his father had a junk business that turned their yard into a wonderful play zone that his mother didn't fully appreciate! But whenever James and his family drove to New York City to visit Uncle Andy, they got to see how "junk" could become something truly amazing in an artist's hands.

Uncle Andy's offers an exciting and unique perspective on one of the most influential artists of our time. Through James' eyes, we see the things that made his family visits memorable-including the wonderful disarray of Andy's house, waking up surrounded by important art and incredible collected objects, trying on Andy's wigs, sharing the run of Andy's house with his twenty-five cats (all named Sam), and getting art supplies from Andy as a goodbye present. James was lucky enough to learn about art from an innovative master and he shows how these visits with Uncle Andy taught him about the creative process and inspired him to become an artist.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "K^-Gr. 3. James' life couldn't be more different from Uncle Andy's. His dad (Andy's brother) is a junkman, and the wonderful introductory spread shows the Warholas' shabby house, its lawn strewn with trash and treasures. Every so often, James and his family head to New York to surprise their artist uncle and the kids' grandmother, and for James it's like stepping into another world, as the exciting pictures of driving into the city so clearly express. Andy Warhol thinks everything is art, so there are painted soup cartons in one room and crumpled cars in another. The children love watching him create, but it is young James who truly gets the bug, and the artwork in this book is a testament to his considerable talent. Most kids won't know who Andy Warhol is (the author's note introduces him), but celebrity doesn't really matter here because children will be enamored with this off-beat artist, who owns dozens of wigs and has dozens of cats (all named Sam). It would have been nice to have a few photos of Warhol's artwork, but the re-creations Warhola provides, integral parts of the illustrations, give kids a good idea of what Andy's pictures were like. This catches the excitement that the creative process can engender, both for the established artist and for the dreamer. --Ilene Cooper"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Warhola (If You Hopped Like a Frog), a nephew of pop art's premier icon, provides an outrageously prosaic chapter from his uncle's ultra-hip life. "Jamie's" first-person anecdote begins at his cluttered, blue-collar home, in rural Pennsylvania in August 1962. Paul, Jamie's father and also Andy Warhol's oldest brother, is a heavy-set man in oily overalls who works at the scrap yard and tinkers with metal. "One day, Dad came home from work and announced, `It's time to visit Bubba [grandmother] and Uncle Andy in the big city.' " Jamie, his parents and five siblings pile into a battered station wagon and head to Manhattan. They arrive unannounced and bearing gifts ("Dad always remembered to bring Uncle Andy something interesting from the junkyard. This time it was a giant magnet"). Warhola points out the similarities between the artist and the "junkman"; Andy, like Jamie's father, is a pack rat who collects carnival memorabilia and shoes, and paints soup cans. The author portrays himself and his siblings doing chores for his uncle ("He let me help him with his giant paint-by-number sailboat painting"), and cramping Andy's style by waking him early and catching him without his wig ("Of course, we all knew Uncle Andy was bald, just like Dad and Uncle John"). Warhola suggests that despite superficial differences, his quirky family and cosmopolitan uncle are not so far removed, and his distinctly un-glamorous account bridges the perceived culture gap (albeit leaving out sex, drugs and the Factory social whirl). This volume may speak best to readers who know the Warhol legend, but Uncle Andy's support of his budding-artist nephew will strike a universal chord. Ages 5-up. (Apr.) FYI: Warhola is the subject of an interview in Children's Books, p. 123. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Warhol, Andy, -- 1928-1987 -- Juvenile literature.
Warhol, Andy, -- 1928-1987 -- Family.
Warhola, James -- Childhood and youth.
Artists.
Publisher New York :Putnam,2003
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
ISBN 9780399238697
0399238697
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