Pablo Picasso: Meet the Artist, Alexander Calder: Meet the Artist - Patricia Geis

For an interactive introduction to Pablo Picasso (Princeton Architectural, $24.95) and Alexander Calder (Princeton Architectural Press, $24.95), try the Meet the Artist series. Both books include innovative lift-the-flaps, pull-tabs, and pop-ups, which bring the artists and their work to life. Try your hand at a Calder-style wire portrait. Or make a cubist collage like Picasso. Spanish author and illustrator Patricia Geis has created text, illustrations, and interactive elements that inspire children to learn, dream, and reflect on the history and work of these great artists.  Ages 8-12. Kerri Poore

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$24.95
ISBN: 9781616892517
Availability: Backordered
Published: Princeton Architectural Press - February 4th, 2014

Alexander Calder: Meet the Artist Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781616892258
Availability: Backordered
Published: Princeton Architectural Press - February 4th, 2014

The Pilot and the Little Prince: The Life of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry - Peter Sís

Beloved children’s author and illustrator Peter Sís (The Wall, Madlenka) gives us the story of The Pilot and the Little Prince: The Life of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (Farrar, Strauss and Giroux, $18.99). As a young man in France, Antoine wanted to fly so much that he built his own flying machine by the age of twelve. It didn’t fly, but he wasn’t discouraged. Accompanied by Sís’s unique and striking artwork, we follow Antoine through his childhood, the achievement of his goal of flying planes—first by delivering mail for Aeropostale and later through his service as a war pilot—and ultimately his immigration to New York City, where he wrote and published the book for which he is most famous. Ages 7-12. Kerri Poore

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By Peter Sís, Peter Sís (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780374380694
Availability: Backordered
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - May 27th, 2014

Boxers & Saints Boxed Set - Gene Luen Yang

There are two sides to every story, and award-winning author Gene Luen Yang has gracefully captured that truth in his graphic novel accounts of the Boxers (First Second, $18.99) and the Saints (First Second, $15.99), also available as a boxed set (First Second, $34.99) that is a finalist for the National Book Award. Led by Little Bao, the Boxers are fed up with foreign missionaries and the violence that has rocked the Chinese countryside. To battle Western forces, Little Bao calls on ancient Chinese gods and recruits and trains Chinese men in Kung Fu. In Saints, young, rejected Four-girl, the fourth daughter in her family (four being a number which is synonymous with death), is desperate to find a place to belong. Eventually she does with the Saints, who even christen her with a proper name. These riveting stories of the Boxer Rebellion show that history is never as straightforward as textbooks make it seem. Ages 15 and up. KLP
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By Gene Luen Yang, Lark Pien (Inked or colored by), Gene Luen Yang (Illustrator)
$36.98
ISBN: 9781596439245
Availability: Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: First Second - September 10th, 2013

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