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In Mary's garden

by Kügler, Tina,

Format: Print Book 2015
Availability: Available at 9 Libraries 10 of 10 copies
Available (10)
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Braddock Carnegie Library Picture Books P ART/MUSIC KUE
Location  Braddock Carnegie Library
 
Collection  Picture Books
 
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CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Biography N6537.N648 K84 2015
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  First Floor Children's Department - Biography
 
Call Number  N6537.N648 K84 2015
 
 
CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Biography N6537.N648 K84 2015
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  First Floor Children's Department - Biography
 
Call Number  N6537.N648 K84 2015
 
 
CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's Biographies N6537.N648 K84 2015
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Collection  Children's Biographies
 
Call Number  N6537.N648 K84 2015
 
 
CLP - West End Children's Biographies N6537.N648 K84 2015
Location  CLP - West End
 
Collection  Children's Biographies
 
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Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison Picture Books Je K
Location  Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison
 
Collection  Picture Books
 
Call Number  Je K
 
 
Coraopolis Memorial Library Juvenile Picture Books J PIC KUG
Location  Coraopolis Memorial Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Picture Books
 
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Picture Books j Ea KUGLER Tina
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Picture Books
 
Call Number  j Ea KUGLER Tina
 
 
Northern Tier Regional Library Picture Book J PB KUGLE
Location  Northern Tier Regional Library
 
Collection  Picture Book
 
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Northland Public Library Children's Picture Books J PIC KUGLER
Location  Northland Public Library
 
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Summary
While the rest of her classmates were making pastries in cooking classes, Mary Nohl was making art--anything she fancied out of anything she could find. Inspiration struck Mary even when she wasn't looking for it. Mary used common objects to make uncommon art. And one day, her garden was a gallery.
Mary Nohl passed away in 2001 at the age of eighty-seven. Her famous garden gallery is located in the front yard of her Fox Point, Wisconsin, home to this day.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Mary Nohl, a little girl with big ideas, lives in Wisconsin, where she helps her father mix cement and build a cottage on Lake Michigan. In school, she takes shop class instead of cooking. She studies art in college and then travels the world, constantly drawing in her sketchbooks. As an adult living in the childhood house that she helped to build, Mary and her two dogs gather driftwood, stones, and scraps on the beach. She uses these oddments imaginatively, making large concrete creatures in her garden. Through simple words and satisfying illustrations, the husband-and-wife team expresses Mary's creativity, determination, and practicality. The pictures, created with watercolor, collage, vintage papers, and digital elements, capture ideas as varied as the feel of a long, cold Wisconsin winter; Mary's active engagement in making sculpture; and her dogs' satisfaction in helping her. An appended biographical note offers details about Nohl, who died in 2001, and her locally controversial artwork, but the picture book itself is simple, immediate, and well attuned to children. This quiet, engaging offering celebrates the artist's vision and her idiosyncratic work.--Phelan, Carolyn Copyright 2014 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "In a quiet homage, the Küglers introduce artist Mary Nohl, who transformed her lakeside home into a bestiary of sculptures created from concrete and found objects: "Mary was happiest when her hands were busy making, building, creating things." Chalky mixed-media collages are punctuated by items of significance-a blue feather, a red wheelbarrow, and a piece of driftwood that Nohl sees as a "marvelous creature." With Nohl's triangular nose, crooked mouth, and beady eyes, she almost resembles one of her creations. An ornamental gate encloses her garden, as if to emphasize Nohl's total immersion within a private, fantastical world. Additional biographical information elaborates on the artist's life and work. Ages 6-9. (Mar.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Nohl, Mary, -- 1914-2001 -- Juvenile literature.
Nohl, Mary, -- 1914-2001 -- Homes and haunts -- Wisconsin -- Fox Point -- Juvenile literature.
Nohl, Mary, -- 1914-2001.
Environment (Art) -- Wisconsin -- Fox Point -- Juvenile literature.
Outsider art -- Wisconsin -- Fox Point -- Juvenile literature.
Environment (Art)
Outsider art.
Publisher Boston :2015
Contributors Kügler, Carson, author, illustrator.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 x 29 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 9780544272200
054427220X
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