The Art Lesson (Hardcover)

Author: dePaola, Tomie

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For use in schools and libraries only. Having learned to be creative in drawing pictures at home, young Tommy is dismayed when he goes to school and finds the art lesson there to be much more regimented.


Publisher Turtleback Books
Mfg Part# 9780785734482
SKU 30921972
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0785734481
Release Date 4/10/2007
Dimensions (in Inches) 10.25H x 8.25L x 0.5T
Author Info
Tomie De Paola
In addition to creating his own stories, Tomie dePaola is also well known for his retellings of folktales such as STREGA NONA: AN OLD TALE and FIN M'COUL: THE GIANT OF KNOCKMANY HILL, as well as his illustrations for the work of other authors such as Jean Fritz and Tony Johnston. dePaola has a B.F.A from Pratt Institute, a M.F.A. for the California College of Arts and Crafts, and a doctoral equivalency from Lone Mountain College. He entered a Benedictine monastery in Vermont for a short time after his graduation from college; many of his books reflect his interest in religion and spirituality. DePaola's works are noted for their conscious effort to avoid sexual stereotyping. In 2001 DePaola became the executive producer and star of the television program JIM HENSON'S TELLING STORIES WITH TOMIE DEPAOLA, a program intended to encourage children to use their imaginations and develop their own storytelling skills.
From the Publisher
First Line Tommy knew he wanted to be an artist when he grew up. He drew pictures everywhere he went. It was his favorite thing to do.
Annotation A young boy named Tommy loves to draw and spends his days creating beautiful pieces of artwork for all the members of his family. When Tommy starts school he is thrilled to hear that there is a real art teacher who will give all the students lessons. However, when Tommy has his first art class he is disappointed to discover that his teacher has all sorts of rules and that foremost among them is that the students may not draw their own pictures--they can only copy the works she creates. Frustrated, Tommy struggles to find a way to express his own artistic style. This picture book is based on an actual event from the childhood of author/illustrator Tomie DePaola. Color illustrations accompany the text.
Editors Note Having learned to be creative in drawing pictures at home, Tommy is dismayed when he goes to school and finds the art lesson there much more regimented.
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Book Format Hardcover
Minimum Age 05
Number of Pages 0032
Publisher Turtleback Books
$17.45 + $2.98 shipping
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