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LOST FOR WORDS

Lost For Words
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Russell
Author's First Name: 
Natalie
Publisher: 
Peachtree
Publication Date: 
2014

In a charming ode to creativity and communication, Tapir longs to fill the pages of his notebook with rich stories and songs, like those of his animal friends. After many failed efforts at writing, he finds an ideal way to express himself—not with words, but with pictures.

BRUSH OF THE GODS

Brush of the Gods
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Look
Author's First Name: 
Lenore
Illustrator's First Name: 
Meilo
Illustrator's Last Name: 
So
Publisher: 
Schwartz & Wade
Publication Date: 
2013

Enchanting Chinese-style watercolors depict Wu Daozi’s decision to create shapes with his brush as a child rather than calligraphy. This T’ang Dynasty painter’s work was so real that its butterflies flew, camels raced, and dragons roared.

 

 

MAGRITTE'S MARVELOUS HAT

Magritte's Marvelous Hat
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Johnson
Author's First Name: 
D. B.
Illustrator's First Name: 
D. B.
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Johnson
Publisher: 
HMH (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Publication Date: 
2012

A dog plays the painter in this clever introduction to the Belgian surrealist, Magritte. When he attempts to control his muse (an impetuous bowler hat), a game of hide-and-seek ensues through mixed-media parodies of his famous paintings while cellophane pages enhance the visual tricks.

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