A Splash of Red
The Life and Art of Horace Pippin
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|Format:||Hardback, 40 pages, Firsttion Edition|
|Published In: ||United States, 08 January 2013|
About the Author
JEN BRYANT has published poetry, biographies, picture books, and fiction for young readers. Her last picture-book biography collaboration with Melissa Sweet, "A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams, " was a Caldecott Honor Book. Jen lives with her family in southeastern Pennsylvania.
MELISSA SWEET is the Caldecott Honor artist of "A River of Words" by Jen Bryant, "The Sleepy Little Alphabet" by Judy Sierra, and "Mrs. Harkness and the Panda" by Alicia Potter, among others. She is also the author-illustrator of "Balloons Over Broadway, " which was awarded a Robert F. Sibert Medal.
Starred Review, Publishers Weekly, February 18, 2013:
"Quotations from Pippin about the psychological scars of war and his artistic process are hand-drawn into Sweet's images, underscoring how art was not only a joyful outlet for Pippin, but also a vital means of interpreting the world."
Starred Review, School Library Journal, January 1, 2013:
"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."
Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews, December 1, 2012:
"This outstanding portrait of African-American artist Horace Pippin (1888-1946) allows Pippin's work to shine--and his heart too."
Starred Review, Booklist, November 1, 2012:
."..a well-structured narrative with recurring themes and a highly accessible style...outstanding."
"From the Hardcover edition."
|Publisher: ||Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers|