Out of This World: The Surreal Art of Leonora Carrington

Michelle Markel (Author) Amanda Hall (Illustrator)

Product Details

$17.99  $16.55
Balzer & Bray/Harperteen
Publish Date
January 22, 2019
10.1 X 9.1 X 0.5 inches | 0.8 pounds

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About the Author

Michelle Markel is a writer, journalist, teacher, and author of several award-winning, starred-reviewed picture books. She lives in Los Angeles. Merrilee Liddiard is an author, illustrator, and blogger of kids design, crafts, and DIY at mermagblog.com. She lives in Utah.
Amanda Hall has illustrated a number of picture books, including The Fantastic Jungles of Henri Rousseau (Eerdmans), which won the PEN/Steven Kroll Award. Amanda lives in England. Visit herwebsite at www.amandahall-illustration.com.


Praise for BRAVE GIRL: "The zingy images masterfully (and appropriately) incorporate fabric and stitches as well as old images of checks and time cards ... This book has fighting spirit in spades-you go, Clara!"--Booklist (starred review)
Praise for BRAVE GIRL: "Readers are treated to solid information with a buoyant message about standing up for what is right. Sweet has created an outstanding backdrop for Markel's text with a vibrant collage of watercolor, gouache, blank dress-pattern paper, bookkeeping pages, stitches, and fabric pieces."--School Library Journal (starred review)
Praise for BRAVE GIRL: "Sweet incorporates images of assorted fabrics and stitch patterns into her tender illustrations, brightening the lives of workers whose reality was bleak."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Praise for BRAVE GIRL: "In her simple but powerful text Markel shows how multiple arrests, serious physical attacks, and endless misogyny failed to deter this remarkable woman as she set off on her lifelong path as a union activist."--The Horn Book
Praise for BRAVE GIRL: "Markel ably brings to life the plight of immigrant garment workers and Clara's courageous advocacy."--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"An empowering introduction that demands parallel examination of Carrington's own work."--Kirkus Reviews
"Spectral fairies, soaring women, an infant in a luminous crescent-moon cradle, a human-faced hyena--these are a few of the wondrous images filling the pages of this colorful picture-book biography of surrealist painter Leonora Carrington."--Booklist (starred review)
"A reminder that rebellion comes in different forms."--School Library Journal
"A glorious look at a woman artist who did exactly what she wanted to do at a time when few were able to do so."--The Horn Book
"A striking picture book biography."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Markel's telling--evocative and poetic--feels enchanted... [her] gorgeous description of Carrington's paintings is the perfect summation of the extraordinariness found in all females."--New York Times Book Review
Praise for HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON: SOME GIRLS ARE BORN TO LEAD: "[An] honest and open portrayal"--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books