Papa Chagall, tell us a story

by Anholt, Laurence.

Format: Print Book 2014
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Picture Books j Ea ANHOLT Laurence
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Picture Books
 
Call Number  j Ea ANHOLT Laurence
 
 
Summary
Barron's introduces another fine title to the highly-acclaimed Anholt's Artists Books for Children series. Here, award-winning author and illustrator Laurence Anholt reviews the life of Marc Chagall. Through the stories that he tells his beloved twin grandchildren, Chagall relates his extraordinary rags to riches journey from a topsy-turvy cottage life in Russia, through the dark years of the war, emerging in the sparkling sunlight of Southern France. Anholt's fine illustrations appear on every page and include reproductions of Chagall's work. Once again, Laurence Anholt inspires and informs in this much-loved art history series, which has sold more than one million copies around the world.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "This picture-book introduction to the life and works of Marc Chagall is told from the perspectives of his twin grandchildren, who are visiting him in the South of France. Chagall shows them several of his most famous paintings and recounts vignettes from his life that detail his happy childhood in Russia; his training at art school; meeting his wife Bella; the birth of his daughter, Ida; coming to America to escape the Nazis; and his prolific work after WWII. Anholt's colorful, squiggly artwork complements Chagall's own paintings, six of which are reproduced in the story. Several of Anholt's illustrations echo Chagall's works both in composition and style which makes for a pleasing mix. Appended with biographical information about Chagall (unfortunately printed on the inside back cover, under the dust jacket flap), this makes a good complement to Michelle Markel's Dreamer from the Village (2005), which concentrates on the artist's early life.--Weisman, Kay Copyright 2014 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "The long-running Anholt's Artists series of picture-book biographies expands with a tribute to Marc Chagall, in which the artist responds to his grandchildren's repeated requests for a story by recalling his childhood, growing passion for painting, and successes and challenges as an artist. Anholt's loose and airy paintings picture Chagall as a kindly, attentive grandparent, whose cheerful demeanor only flags when he recalls participating in an exhibition arranged "just so people could laugh at us" and needing to leave Europe for America (an endnote goes into detail about the Nazi persecution that sent Chagall and his family fleeing for the U.S.). Reproductions of several Chagall works bolster this intimate introduction. Ages 4-8. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Series Anholt, Laurence. Anholt's artists.
Subjects Chagall, Marc, -- 1887-1985 -- Juvenile literature.
Artists -- Russia (Federation) -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Publisher Hauppauge, NY :Barron's,2014
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 30 cm.
ISBN 9780764166440
0764166441
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