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Review: A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin

A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin by Jen Bryant My rating: 5 of 5 stars A completely wonderful book. Interestingly written, rhythmic text, detailed collage illustrations with vivid quotes from Pippin himself incorporated into the … Continue reading

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Review: The Fantastic Jungles of Henri Rousseau

The Fantastic Jungles of Henri Rousseau by Michelle Markel My rating: 5 of 5 stars This captivating picture book biography of Rousseau is illustrated in a style very reminiscent of Rosseau’s art work, with flat, bright colors and often lush, … Continue reading

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Becoming Jane

Every once in a while a book comes along that touches your heart. Me . . . Jane by Patrick McDonnell (Little, Brown 2011) is one of those books for me. From the title page, which shows a photographs of a … Continue reading

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Biblioburro: Book and Screen

A few months ago I read Jeanette Winter’s Biblioburro (Beach Lane, 2010), a small, bright picture book with a subject impossible for a librarian to dislike! The story is based on the life of Luis Soriana, who delivers books to … Continue reading

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Thinking about revolution

China’s Cultural Revolution is a period of history I know little about.  Probably because it was happening in my childhood and in school we didn’t get much past World War II. In college I majored in International Studies, and concentrated … Continue reading

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