A Splash Of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin (Hardcover) - Bryant, Jen/ Sweet, Melissa (ILT)

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Publisher Random House Childrens Books
Mfg Part# 9780375867125
SKU 230980056
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0375867120
Release Date 1/8/2013
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Dimensions (in Inches) 11.75H x 9L x 0.75T
Praise
"This outstanding portrait of African-American artist Horace Pippin (1888-1946) allows Pippin's work to shine--and his heart too." (starred review)
"Bryant's meticulously researched, eloquent text makes this a winning read-aloud, while Sweet's vibrant, folksy illustrations, rendered in watercolor, gouache, and mixed media, portray the joys and hardships of the man's life, using his trademark palette--with just a splash of red."
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Editors Note As a child in the late 1800s, Horace Pippin loved to draw: He loved the feel of the charcoal as it slid across the floor. He loved looking at something in the room and making it come alive again in front of him. He drew pictures for his sisters, his classmates, his co-workers. Even during W.W.I, Horace filled his notebooks with drawings from the trenches . . . until he was shot. Upon his return home, Horace couldn't lift his right arm, and couldn't make any art. Slowly, with lots of practice, he regained use of his arm, until once again, he was able to paint--and paint, and paint! Soon, people?including the famous painter N. C. Wyeth?started noticing Horace's art, and before long, his paintings were displayed in galleries and museums across the country.Jen Bryant and Melissa Sweet team up once again to share this inspiring story of a self-taught painter from humble beginnings who despite many obstacles, was ultimately able to do what he loved, and be recognized for who he was: an artist. 
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Book Format Hardcover
Minimum Age 05
Number of Pages 0040
Publisher Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers

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