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A POEM FOR PETER

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Pinkney
Author's First Name: 
Andrea
Illustrator's First Name: 
Lou
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Fancher
Publisher: 
Penguin (Viking)
Publication Date: 
2016

 This ode to Ezra Jack Keats, the creator of A Snowy Day and its main character, Peter, is both an homage and an inspiration. Pinkney’s "collage verse" echoes the joy and creativity of Keats’s lighthearted illustrations.

THE UNFINISHED LIFE OF ADDISON STONE

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Griffin
Author's First Name: 
Adele
Publisher: 
Soho Teen
Publication Date: 
2014

Artwork, email trails and "interviews" with those who knew her add to the appeal of this very contemporary story exploring the reasons for the tragic death of a teenage artist, Addison Stone.

VIVA FRIDA

Frida Kahlo doll
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Morales
Author's First Name: 
Yuyi
Illustrator's First Name: 
Tim
Illustrator's Last Name: 
O'Meara
Publisher: 
Neal Porter Book/Roaring Brook Press
Publication Date: 
2014

Morales uses a range of artistic media—from puppets to collage to photographic and digital manipulations—to create this spare and dreamy emotional landscape that imagines artist Frida Kahlo’s interior life.

THE BIRD KING: AN ARTIST'S NOTEBOOK

Sketch called Portrait of the artist as a young man
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Tan
Author's First Name: 
Shaun
Illustrator's First Name: 
Shaun
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Tan
Publisher: 
Arthur A. Levine
Publication Date: 
2013

Personal reflections in a portfolio about art and the book world offer a professional’s tips for aspiring artists. The sketches contain both thought-provoking insights and shorter moments of epiphany from one artist’s experiences.

 

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