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Covington Branch J 759.13 Pipp (Text) 33126017550991 JNonfiction Checked out 09/01/2020
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  • ISBN: 0375967125 (library binding)
  • ISBN: 9780375967122 (library binding)
  • ISBN: 0375867120 :
  • ISBN: 9780375867125 :
  • Physical Description: 32 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, c2013.

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General Note: Schneider Family book award for young children, 2014.
Robert F. Sibert honor book, 2014.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Summary, etc.: Presents an illustrated introduction to the life and work of artist Horace Pippin, describing his childhood love for drawing and the World War I injury that challenged his career.
Awards Note:
Robert F. Sibert honor book, 2014.
Schneider Family book award for young children, 2014.
Subject: Painters United States Biography
African American painters Biography
Pippin, Horace 1888-1946

  • School Library Journal Reviews : SLJ Reviews 2013 January

    Gr 3–6—Born in 1888, grandson of a slave, Pippin loved to draw from an early age. He painted "…every day scenes in natural colors; then he added a splash of red." His classmates often begged, "Make a picture for us, Horace!" When he was in the eighth grade, he quit school and went to work. From rail yard to farm to hotel to factory, his workmates echoed the request, "Make a picture for us…." And when he enlisted in World War I, his fellow soldiers also entreated him to draw. "The war brought out all the art in me." But a bullet to the shoulder rendered his right arm useless and he was unable to find work due to his injury. Still, his drive to draw remained. One day, "using his good arm to move the hurt one, he scorched lines into the wood" to create a picture. With practice, his weak arm improved enough to allow him to paint, and paint he did. N.C. Wyeth recognized his talent and arranged for him to have a one-man exhibit. Today his work hangs in museums all over the country. 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. Quotations from his notebooks, letters, and interviews are effectively woven into the pictures.—Barbara Auerbach, PS 217, Brooklyn, NY

    [Page 88]. (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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