Chat with us, powered by LiveChat

What a Masterpiece!

By: Riccardo Guasco

In this wordless picture book, the Western world’s greatest art is closer than you expect. A boy’s daily routines bring him face-to-face with Escher’s winding stairs, Banksy’s balloon girl, Picasso’s dancing fauns, and many more familiar sights. Maybe the boy’s bedroom looks a little like Van Gogh’s. Maybe that apple looks a bit like Magritte’s. And maybe another masterpiece is on its way…

A celebration of creativity across the centuries, What a Masterpiece! will inspire young artists to find wonder in their everyday lives. An art index after the story helps readers identify the cultural treasures behind the illustrations.

Artwork notes. Full-color illustrations.

ISBN: 9780802855398

JLG Release: Jun 2020


Sensitive Areas: None
Topics: Art appreciation , Stories without words , Art and artists , Drawings , Paintings

Like this book? Get more like it every month.

Arts Elementary Plus

Grades 2-6

14 titles/year

$245.70/year

Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

The Horn Book Magazine

Horn Book

You'll catch on to the conceit fairly quickly: each page (see back matter) contains an homage to a work of art by one or another great European Modern (mostly, and in almost all cases, male) master. Without fuss and with smooth visual integration, van Gogh's The Starry Night invades a bedroom, an alarm is triggered by a (melting) clock a la You'll catch on to the conceit fairly quickly: each page (see back matter) contains an homage to a work of art by one or another great European Modern (mostly, and in almost all cases, male) master. Without fuss and with smooth visual integration, van Gogh's The Starry Night invades a bedroom, an alarm is triggered by a (melting) clock a la Dali. When on the next spread you see a sleepy-eyed boy stalked by a tall Giacometti shadow into a bathroomfeaturing Duchamp's Fountain, you catch on to the particular brilliance of this, worldless book: there's going to be a story. To be sure, the story's main job is to get us from one spread to the next (and even across Abbey Road!), each one luscious with color and sleekly airbrushed, but we do become invested in where our young hero is headed. The ending is inspirational if oblique, but the jounrye there is a trip.

Book Details

ISBN

9780802855398

First Release

June 2020

Genre

Fic

Dewey Classification

E

Trim Size

9" x 9"

Page Count

32

Accelerated Reader

N/A

Scholastic Reading Counts

N/A

Lexile

N/A

Format

Print Book

Edition

Hardcover edition

Publisher

Eerdmans

Potentially Sensitive Areas

None

Topics

Art appreciation, Stories without words, Art and artists, Drawings, Paintings,

Standard MARC Record

Download Standard MARC Record

Cover Art

Download Cover Art

Recommended Titles From Arts Elementary Plus

Arts Elementary Plus

$17.55

The Bird in Me Flies

by Sara Lundberg

Arts Elementary Plus

$17.55

What a Masterpiece!

by Riccardo Guasco

Arts Elementary Plus

$17.55

Arts Elementary Plus

$17.55
Copyright © 2017 Magento, Inc. All rights reserved.