Big Machines: The Story of Virginia Lee Burton

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Product Details

Price
$17.99
Publisher
Clarion Books
Publish Date
Pages
48
Dimensions
9.2 X 9.1 X 0.5 inches | 0.88 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780544715578

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About the Author

Sherri Duskey Rinker is the number one best-selling author of Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site and Steam Train, Dream Train. www.sherririnker.com

John Rocco? is the number one New York Times best-selling author and illustrator of many acclaimed books for children, includingBlizzard, and Blackout, a winner of the Caldecott Honor. roccoart.com/index.html

Reviews

★ "The beautiful symbiosis of text and art works on several levels--as a biography, a study of the artist's creative process, and a demonstration of the themes of change and survival evident in Burton's picture books. Alive, bursting with color and action, this volume introduces Virginia Lee Burton to a new generation of big machine enthusiasts." --Kirkus, starred review

★ ". . . [E]nchanting portrayal of Virginia Lee Burton . . . Prime material for classroom author studies and a lively, imaginative introduction to Burton's classic picture books." --Booklist, starred review

"Burton's fans will enjoy teasing out the visual references to her work, both in Rocco's use of color and form (including several circular vignettes), while feeling intimately connected to how these treasured stories came into being." --Publishers Weekly

"Anyone even passingly familiar with the Burton canon will appreciate Rocco's close emulation of Burton's work; he goes a step further, though, by casting Jinnee and the boys as players in a story done in her visual style." --Bulletin

"This is a lovely tribute, both to a marvelous creator of books for children as well as the creative process itself. ­Recommended for most ­picture book ­biography collections." -School Library Journal

"Rocco's paintings of the artist at work and his replicas of her illustrations are masterful... [Big Machines] provides an intriguing, loving introduction to a picture-book icon." -Horn Book