Bottle Tops: The Art of El Anatsui


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$20.95  $19.48
Lee & Low Books
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8.58 X 11.18 X 0.47 inches | 1.0 pounds

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About the Author

Alison Goldberg is a writer based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and the author of I Love You for Miles and Miles. She blogs about activism in children's literature and loves researching everything from marine life to contemporary art for her books. Alison first learned about El Anatsui's work while studying art in Ghana in 1995 and has sought opportunities to see his sculptures ever since. You can visit her online at Elizabeth Zunon has illustrated several books for children, including Bottle Tops: The Art of El Anatsui, published by Lee & Low Books. Zunon spent her childhood in Ivory Coast, West Africa, and now lives with her husband and young son in Albany, New York, where she was born. Her honors include Bank Street's Best Children's Books of the Year list, the Children's Africana Book Award Honor, and a Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People selection. To learn more, visit


* "This striking book, vividly illustrated in paint and cut-paper collage, showcases Anatsui's signature works. . . Readers can gain here some important insights into the creative life--Goldberg emphasizes that Anatsui doesn't work alone; a team gets the bottle tops into their new forms." -- Booklist, starred review

* "The artist's passion for telling stories in sculpture is inspiring, and the charm of the book is enhanced by his quotes woven throughout. . . From cover to cover, Bottle Tops is a sensational reading experience." -- Shelf Awareness, starred review

"A fascinating introduction to Ghanaian artist El Anatsui and his innovative artistic process. . . Words and pictures guide readers to see how liberation on this national scale translated into Anatsui's artistic quest to freely express himself by experimenting with diverse media and developing new techniques. " -- The Horn Book

"In straightforward prose, Goldberg weaves a story of art and ingenuity about an artist who 'has always written his own story.' Zunon's richly hued paint and collage art, meanwhile, chronicles both the excitement and slow work of creating a wholly new artistic medium." -- Publishers Weekly

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