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Gertrude is Gertrude is Gertrude is Gertrude

by Winter, Jonah, 1962-

Format: Print Book 2009
Availability: Available at 10 Libraries 11 of 14 copies
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Summary
Gertrude
is Gertrude
is Gertrude
is Gertrude.

And Alice is Alice.

And Gertrude and Alice are Gertrude and Alice.

And you are welcome to join them for tea. But beware, for there you will find a bear in a chair, just barely scary. And here is a beard with a man attached to it. And then, of course, some words might appear, uninvited , but delighted in spite of their lightbulbs. But, but, but, but - that doesn't make any sense! Yes!

In a story inspired by the oh-so-modern groundbreaking writing of Gertrude herself, not a lot makes sense. Even so, the oh-so-popular author Jonah Winter, and the ever-so-popular illustrator Calef Brown, and the most popular poodle of all time, Basket, invite you to enter the whimsical world of Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gertrude Stein holds court when Picasso, Matisse, Hemingway, and lots of other artists and writers visit. Alice B. Toklas serves tea.Told in verse, with a wink to Stein's own looping, playful, repetitive narrative style, this ebullient picture-book view of these famous figures becomes something of a dreamy impression. The Rockwell typeface, dancing across the page in ever-changing variations of boldness and size; the almost post-impressionistic acrylic paintings, brash and welcoming all at once; and the evocative bounce of the words all combine to echo the originality of Gertrude Stein's vision, in a palpable way. Winter's text creates an infectious, rhythmic web, while Brown's pictures offer nods to the particular styles of the artists on display. The call for an impressionistic picture-book biography of Gertrude Stein may be limited, but this title's joyful spirit and the ease with which it reads aloud will help it find a much broader audience.--Barthelmess, Thom Copyright 2009 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Taking his title from Gertrude Stein's famous saying about a rose, Winter (Frida) crafts a Steinesque "word portrait" of the modernist author. Stein wears a serene smile in Brown's (Soup for Breakfast) patchy acrylic images, and by her side is an enigmatic Alice B. Toklas: "And Gertrude and Alice are Gertrude and Alice. Well it's like this. You walk up the stairs, and there they are." Readers reassured by closure will not find it here. Winter's nonlinear prose echoes The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas, and his fugues suit a poet fond of repetition (and babble). Brown's idiosyncratic visuals and complementary palette-likewise not customary biographical fare-befit this impresario of experimental artists and writers on the Rive Gauche. At Stein and Toklas's famous salons, "Everybody talks. Talk talk talk talk. Laugh laugh. More talk. Laugh. Okay. Enough." Brown aptly pictures Stein's close friend Picasso surrounded by minotaur-themed cubism imagery, and Matisse framed by leafy shapes. Although purists can quibble that Matisse's cutouts came later and Hemingway lacked his white beard when he and Stein were rivals, this salute mimes Stein's mischievous voice and cultivates its own literary audience. Ages 4-8. (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Stein, Gertrude, -- 1874-1946 -- Juvenile literature.
Stein, Gertrude, -- 1874-1946 -- Friends and associates -- Juvenile literature.
Stein, Gertrude, -- 1874-1946.
Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Authors, American.
Artists.
Women -- Biography.
Publisher New York :Atheneum Books for Young Readers,2009
Edition 1st ed.
Other Titles Gertrude
Contributors Brown, Calef.
Audience Ages 4-8.
Language English
Awards A Junior Library Guild selection
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 x 29 cm
ISBN 9781416940883 (reinforced) :
141694088X (reinforced) :
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