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Emily's blue period

by Daly, Cathleen,

Format: Print Book 2014
Availability: Available at 13 Libraries 14 of 16 copies
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Avalon Public Library Childrens E DAL
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Northland Public Library Children's Picture Books J PIC DALY
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Summary

Emily wants to be an artist. She likes painting and loves the way artists like Pablo Picasso mixed things up.

Emily's life is a little mixed up right now. Her dad doesn't live at home anymore, and it feels like everything around her is changing.

"When Picasso was sad for a while," says Emily, "he only painted in blue. And now I am in my blue period."

It might last quite some time.

A Neal Porter Book

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Aspiring artist Emily is trying to make sense of her life, which right now is all in pieces, since her mom and dad don't live together any more. In school, she learns about Picasso and his different artistic styles. For instance, in his cubism period, faces and objects aren't where you'd expect them to be (neither is dad he has moved out). Things are all mixed up, just the way Emily feels. So she enters her blue period, and it lasts quite a while. However, when her teacher presents collage in art class, Emily has an idea. She borrows and collects significant things, and cuts and glues them into a big, soggy, and beautiful collage, combining all she loves about her family and home into a heart-shaped picture. Artwork in the five brief chapters includes some clever examples mirroring Picasso's styles, and each scene shows details of Emily's character and her world. During the blue period, tones are gray and black and blue, but the final colorful collage invites children to find all the parts of Emily's life. Artful.--Gepson, Lolly Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Daly (Prudence Wants a Pet) offers a picture book with a middle-grade sensibility, examining the way that creating art can help dispel distress-in this case, the sadness that accompanies parental separation. Emily is already interested in art when her teacher introduces the class to Picasso: "Things in his paintings weren't where you'd expect them to be." When Emily's father moves into his own apartment, things aren't where Emily expects them to be, either. Holding a book about Picasso like a shield, she tells her mother why she can't complete her art project: "I am in my blue period." Brown (29 Myths on the Swinster Pharmacy) keeps her pencil and watercolor drawings simple and lucid, while Daly ably balances sentimentality and wit, as when Emily discovers Picasso's long full name and renames herself "Emily Emilia Rosita Jenny... Igor de la Eyeball Montoya Fluffy Pinchner." When Emily is able at last to make a collage about her home, Daly conveys believable affection without sinking into soppiness. Ages 4-7. Author's agent: Meredith Kaffel, DeFiore and Company. Illustrator's agent: Charlotte Sheedy, Charlotte Sheedy Literary Agency. (June) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Art -- Juvenile fiction.
Divorce -- Juvenile fiction.
Art -- Fiction.
Children of divorced parents -- Juvenile fiction.
Divorce -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :2014
Edition First edition.
Contributors Brown, Lisa, 1972- illustrator.
Language English
Notes "A Neal Porter Book."
Description 55 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
ISBN 9781596434691
1596434694
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