Two Brothers, Four Hands: The Artists Alberto and Diego Giacometti
Illustrator: Hadley Hooper
Everyone who knew them agreed. Alberto was the genius of the family. His younger
brother Diego was his opposite—he didn’t care much for books or schoolwork, and he
had no idea what he would be when he grew up. But despite their differences, the
two brothers shared an intense bond.
Alberto Giacometti became one of the iconic artists of the twentieth century, whose tall, spindly sculptures grace the collections of museums around the world. Diego was always at his side, helping and encouraging, and in his spare time creating remarkable pieces of furniture, works of sculpture in their own right.
The poignant story of brothers and sculptors Alberto and Diego Giacometti is skillfully brought to life in the hands of multiple Sibert Honor authors Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan, and the spectacular artwork of Hadley Hooper.
This lavishly illustrated 64-page book includes extensive backmatter, complete with a timeline, source notes, photographs, and an essay on how to look at a Giacometti sculpture.
Note on Giacometti’s Walking Man. Time line. Notes on text. Bibliography. Black-and-white photographs and full-color reproductions. Full-color illustrations created with paint and ink and finished in Photoshop.
JLG Release: Sep 2019
Awards & Honors
Horn Book Fanfare - 2019
CPL Best Books - 2019
Praise & Reviews
Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:
The Horn Book Magazine*, Publishers Weekly*, Booklist*, School Library Journal*, Kirkus Reviews*
11" x 9"
Scholastic Reading Counts
Level 5.4; Points: 3;