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THE MAD POTTER GEORGE E. OHR: ECCENTRIC GENIUS

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Greenberg
Author's First Name: 
Jan
Second Author's First Name: 
Sandra
Second Author's Last Name: 
Jordan
Publisher: 
Neal Porter Book/Roaring Brook Press
Publication Date: 
2013

The value of George Ohr’s “art pottery,” as unconventional as he, became recognized fifty years after his death. Vivid narration, photographs, and quotes form Potter’s autobiographical article (1901) present an engaging, well-researched look at an artist and his legacy.

BATTLE BUNNY

Battle Bunny
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Scieszka
Author's First Name: 
Jon
Second Author's First Name: 
Mac
Second Author's Last Name: 
Barnett
Illustrator's First Name: 
Matthew
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Myers
Publisher: 
Simon & Schuster BFYR
Publication Date: 
2013

When Alex receives a bunny book on his birthday, he alters the text and transforms the illustrations in oil paint with his pencil. In his newly chaotic world, he becomes a hero by stopping Battle Bunny‘s evil plan to destroy the forest.

 

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.

 

MOUSTERPIECE: A MOUSE-SIZED GUIDE TO MODERN ART

Mousterpiece
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Zalben
Author's First Name: 
Jane Breskin
Publisher: 
Neal Porter
Publication Date: 
2012

An artistic mouse eagerly inserts her self-portrait into twenty-two brightly-hued copies of famous modern art pieces. After faithfully capturing styles from Picasso to Pollack, she finally finds her own uniqueness. An afterward provides biographical information about the artists.

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