Review of The Secret World of Walter Anderson - Foreword Reviews

Review of The Secret World of Walter Anderson - Foreword Reviews

Foreword Review PICTURE BOOKS The Secret World of Walter Anderson Hester Bass Candlewick Press (Sep 8, 2009) Unknown $17.99 (48pp) 978-0-7636-3583-1...

36KB Sizes 1 Downloads 20 Views

Recommend Documents

Review of The Secret Life of Your Microbiome - Foreword Reviews
In their book The Secret Life of Your Microbiome, Susan L. Prescott and Alan C. Logan provide an extremely detailed over

Review of The Orientalists (9780975978306) - Foreword Reviews
Kristian Davies. Laynfaroh (Mar 15, 2005). Hardcover ... Captain Richard F. Burton, Lady Jane Digby el-Mezrab, and Arthu

Review of The Blue Hippopotamus - Foreword Reviews
Paul Ehrlich describes his new book, The Blue Hippopotamus, as a semi-autobiographical novel, and readers will be left w

Review of The Sizzler (9780826215550) - Foreword Reviews
The Sizzler: George Sisler Baseballs Forgotten Great. Rick Huhn. University of Missouri Press (Nov 22, 2004). Unknown $3

Review of Unstoppable (9780998293400) - Foreword Reviews
Aug 22, 2017 - AUTOBIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR. Unstoppable: Challenge Accepted. Tariku Bogale. Dual Publisher (Sep 21, 2017). Un

Review of Gorilla (9780763618131) - Foreword Reviews
The girl loves gorillas, and sees them everywhere, including in a painting of “Whistler's Mother.” While Hannah slee

Review of Capellio (9780557028795) - Foreword Reviews
Mar 16, 2010 - Carlo Collodi's 1883 classic The Adventures of Pinocchio, a grownup Pinocchio ... While Pinocchio works,

Review of Ringo (9781617131202) - Foreword Reviews
Ringo: With a Little Help. Michael Seth Starr. Backbeat Books (Jul 7, 2015). Hardcover $32.99 (424pp). 978-1-61713-120-2

Review of Richard Burton (9781602393554) - Foreword Reviews
Oct 6, 2008 - In Richard Burton, author and film critic Michael Munn presents a biography written from his memories of h

Review of American Empress (9780595301461) - Foreword Reviews
Marjorie Merriweather Post (1887-1973) was, in many ways, a foremother and role model for contemporary professional wome

Foreword Review


The Secret World of Walter Anderson Hester Bass Candlewick Press (Sep 8, 2009) Unknown $17.99 (48pp) 978-0-7636-3583-1 It takes a certain amount of bravery for an artist to attempt to illustrate the life of a fellow painter. Equally, it takes a certain amount of consideration to make the life of a painter interesting to children. Bravery and consideration are alive and well in this remarkable book about a remarkable person. “There once was a man whose love of nature was as wide as the world,” the book begins. “There once was an artist who needed to paint as much as he needed to breathe.” The detail that Walter Anderson was born in New Orleans in 1903 will fly right through the ears of kids, but not that he ate stuff that floated up on a beach, or sailed a boat with an umbrella, or that he had a room his wife and children weren’t allowed to enter. Bass’s words provide just the right amount of bizarre and secretive to illustrate the adventure of Anderson’s life. Lewis’s realistic watercolors ground the amazing in the natural. Older readers will be fascinated by the author’s note as it describes through actions a mind both tortured and illuminated by illness. We can only hope that this beautiful book will spark further investigation into the life of a fiercely independent American artist that deserves more recognition. For elementary grades. HEATHER SHAW (September / October 2009) Disclosure: This article is not an endorsement, but a review. The author of this book provided free copies of the book to have their book reviewed by a professional reviewer. No fee was paid by the author for this review. Foreword Reviews only recommends books that we love. Foreword Magazine, Inc. is disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.