Item description for Mary Cassatt: Family Pictures (Smart About Art) by Jane O'Connor & Jennifer Kalis...
Overview Discusses the life and the work of the Impressionist painter Mary Cassatt, as told from a child's point of view.
Publishers Description Mary Cassatt is most famous for her paintings of mothers and babies, and that's what first attracts "Claire" because she has a new baby sister. But through research for her class report Claire learns many surprising facts about Mary: she was an American who lived in France nearly all her life, she never married or had children herself, and she became a professional artist at a time when respectable ladies simply did not do that With beautiful reproductions of Mary Cassatt's best-loved paintings as well as lively childlike pictures that illustrate her life, this Smart About Art book gives children a wonderful "portrait" of a great artist and fascinating woman. Illustrated by Jennifer Kalis.
Citations And Professional Reviews Mary Cassatt: Family Pictures (Smart About Art) by Jane O'Connor & Jennifer Kalis has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Hornbook Guide to Children - 07/01/2003 page 445
School Library Journal - 07/01/2003 page 115
Hornbook Guide to Children - 01/01/2003 page 445
Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2004 page 47
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Studio: Grosset & Dunlap
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.06" Width: 7.02" Height: 0.15" Weight: 0.2 lbs.
Release Date Apr 14, 2003
Publisher Grosset & Dunlap
ISBN 0448431521 ISBN13 9780448431529 UPC 070918005992
Availability 149 units. Availability accurate as of Oct 26, 2016 03:18.
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More About Jane O'Connor & Jennifer Kalis
Jane O'Connor lives in New York City.
Jane O'Connor currently resides in Staatsburg, in the state of New York. Jane O'Connor was born in 1947.
Jane O'Connor has published or released items in the following series...
Reviews - What do customers think about Mary Cassatt: Family Pictures (Smart About Art)?
Terrific Children's Book about Mary Cassatt! Oct 21, 2007
This is a wonderful book about Mary Cassatt. It is done from the perspective of a child who admires Mary Cassatt paintings and is in the process of learning more about her. She even copies some of her paintings in photography and drawings. Very sweet and helpful in motivating a child about painting or learning more about painters. They no longer have to fear being a nerd, learning about painting is cool!
Charming introduction to Mary Cassatt Feb 7, 2004
I thought this book was really charming and that its combination of prints by Mary Cassatt and the line drawings of the child who is telling the story made this very appealing to me. But I am an adult and don't know how a child would react to this. Perhaps I can field test it on a great-niece.