Item description for Ignacio's Chair by Gloria Evangelista & Cathy Morrison...
Overview Young readers travel from the mid-15th century to the present day, as a beautiful chair passes from monk to king, queen to explorer, pirate to fisherman, slave to soldier, and so on in this engaging picture book that introduces children to various events and people in history that have shaped our world. Full-color illustrations.
Publishers Description Through the pages of Ignacio's Chair, young readers travel over four hundred years, from mid-15th century to present day, as the beautiful chair passes from monk to king, queen to explorer, pirate to fisherman, slave to soldier, and on.
Awards and Recognitions Ignacio's Chair by Gloria Evangelista & Cathy Morrison has received the following awards and recognitions -
ForeWord Book of the Year Award - 2002 Second Place - Children's Picture category
Citations And Professional Reviews Ignacio's Chair by Gloria Evangelista & Cathy Morrison has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
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Studio: Fulcrum Publishing
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 11.25" Height: 8.75" Weight: 0.9 lbs.
Release Date Sep 11, 2002
Publisher Fulcrum Publishing
ISBN 1555919669 ISBN13 9781555919665 UPC 757739096698
Availability 0 units.
More About Gloria Evangelista & Cathy Morrison
Gloria Evangelista is an award-winning author who has been called a "fresh and original voice in children's literature." Her book Ignacio's Chair won the Silver Medal in ForeWord magazine's Book of the Year Award and was chosen by BookSense as a notable book. A member of the Society of Children's Books Writers and Illustrators, Cathy Morrison has been a freelance illustrator for the past 20 years. She lives in Littleton, Colorado.
Gloria Evangelista currently resides in Westlake Village, in the state of California. Gloria Evangelista was born in 1947.
Reviews - What do customers think about Ignacio's Chair?
Beautiful! Nov 10, 2002
This is a very beautiful book! The illustrations are breathtakingly lovely, and the story is warmly touching -- we follow a wonderful hand-carved chair as it travels through history, attended by the shade of the gentle monk who carved it. A piquant footnote is the addition of a timeline that stretches page by page, from 1492 all the way to 2001, running parallel the chair's adventures. As a grandmother and sometime schoolteacher, I know that some picture books stay in our memories all our lives: Tenniel's evocative drawings for "Alice," John Neil's magical portraits in the Oz books, the d'Aulaires' magnificent drawings in "Abraham Lincoln." The pictures in "Ignacio's Chair" belong in that company.
FABULOUS Nov 5, 2002
When I first heard about this book, I wondered who would be interested in a story about a chair. After reading it, I can recommend that every reader from age 9 onup should spend a little lap time with this one. The story weaves a journey through time, with a progression that is believable and easy to follow. The illustrations offer a penetrating landscape, and a poignancy that could almost make this a wordless book. This one is a great buy for boys, girls, grownups-- the whole family. --A rare find and a refeshing tilt on history and bookmaking. I'll be buying this book for the holidays.