A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin

Jen Bryant (Author) Melissa Sweet (Illustrator)
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Product Details

Price
$17.99  $16.55
Publisher
Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Publish Date
January 08, 2013
Pages
40
Dimensions
8.7 X 11.0 X 0.4 inches | 0.85 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780375867125

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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.

Reviews

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."