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1328801543
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9781328801548
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Before They Were Artists: Famous Illustrators as Kids

Before They Were Artists: Famous Illustrators as Kids

by Elizabeth Haidle

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Overview


This vibrantly illustrated graphic novel anthology brings to life the childhood experiences of beloved artists and illustrators such as Wanda Gág, Maurice Sendak, and Jerry Pinkney. Stylish illustrations paired with small vignettes and anecdotes from the artists’ early lives helps illuminate the hard work, triumphs, failures, and inspiration that helped forge their successful careers. 

What makes an artist? What sparks their imagination? Where do their creativity and unique style come from? Striking illustrations and a graphic novel format bring to life this anthology of legendary artists and their childhoods. Featuring beloved artists such as Wanda Gág, Maurice Sendak, Tove Jansson, Jerry Pinkney, Yuyi Morales and Hayao Miyazaki, these stories capture the childhood triumphs, failures, and inspirations that predated their careers.

Children will see themselves in these portraits and wonder if they, too, might have it in them to make art. A celebration of creativity, this collective graphic biography is sprinkled throughout with writing wisdom and inspiring quotes.

Look for the companion book Before They Were Authors: Famous Writers as Kids.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781328801548
Publisher: HMH Books
Publication date: 04/20/2021
Pages: 64
Sales rank: 588,182
Product dimensions: 7.70(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Elizabeth Haidle is the co-founder of Mascot Press, creating thought-provoking comics and animations. She has an incurable passion for illustrated biographies and low-maintenance gardening. She lives in Portland, Oregon.
www.DocuComix.com
Twitter and Instagram: @ehaidle
 

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