Through the window : views of Marc Chagall's life and art

by Rosenstock, Barb,

Format: Print Book 2018
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Summary
Through the window, the student sees . . .
His future--butcher, baker, blacksmith, but turns away.
A classmate sketching a face from a book. His mind blossoms.
The power of pictures. He draws and erases, dreams in color while Papa worries.
A folder of pages laid on an art teacher's desk. Mama asks, Does this boy have talent?
Pursed lips, a shrug, then a nod, and a new artist is welcomed.
His brave heart flying through the streets, on a journey unknowable.

Known for both his paintings and stained-glass windows, Marc Chagall rose from humble beginnings to become one of the world's most renowned artists. Admired for his use of color and the powerful emotion in his work, Chagall led a career that spanned decades and continents, and he never stopped growing. This lyrical narrative shows readers, through many different windows, the pre-WWI childhood and wartime experiences that shaped Chagall's path.

From the same team behind the Caldecott Honor Book The Noisy Paint Box, which was about the artist Kandinksy, Through the Window is a stunning book that, through Chagall's life and work, demonstrates how art has the power to be revolutionary.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* With poetic language and whimsical pictures, Rosenstock and GrandPré have completely captured the beauty of Marc Chagall's life and art. Using windows as a framing device both in the prose and illustrations, they mimic the highlights of his career as he looks out at life in Russia, Paris, and the U.S. Elements of the artist's paintings and stained-glass work repeat throughout, as seemingly soaring and weightless as his recurring images of fiddlers, birds, and flying horses. GrandPré, whose illustrations will feel comfortingly familiar to young fans of her Harry Potter spot art, also emphasizes Chagall's strong profile and sweet smile, making him seem approachable to children who may see themselves in the observant boy and man. Brilliant endpapers and an essential author's note, which adds crucial, solid biographical information, help make this a book to be savored. Add in source material and the inclusion of several of Chagall's works in the afterword, and its usefulness to students is apparent. Rosenstock and GrandPré have collaborated before on books about artists, first with the Caldecott Honor Book The Noisy Paint Box? (2014), about Vasily Kandinsky, and again with Vincent Can't Sleep? (2017), about Van Gogh. Let's hope they find more artists to celebrate together.--Karen Cruze Copyright 2018 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Beginning with Chagall's childhood in the village of Vitebsk, Belarus, Rosenstock's expressive ode to the artist is laced with references to familiar moments from Chagall's oeuvre: "Neighbors squabble, rabbis bless, a bowlegged fiddler plays on a rooftop." Working in painterly layers, GrandPré integrates Chagall's chimerical imagery into her pictures. Rejected by some for his nontraditional work, Chagall was embraced by a community of French artists, including Cezanne, Gauguin, and Matisse. Rosenstock and GrandPré closely observe and reflect Chagall's life and creative process: spreads show the artist envisioning, painting, and sculpting, while artisans prepare stained glass for the enchanting, blue-bathed "America Windows" in Chicago. A lush and insightful portrait of a daring and imaginative artist. Ages 4-8. (Sept.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Chagall, Marc, -- 1887-1985 -- Juvenile literature.
Chagall, Marc, -- 1887-1985.
Artists -- Russia (Federation) -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Painters -- Russia (Federation) -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Artists.
Biographies.
Publisher New York :2018
Edition First edition.
Contributors GrandPré, Mary, illustrator.
Language English
Notes "This is a Borzoi book"--Colophon.
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 9781524717513
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9781524717520
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