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Breaking Waves: Winslow Homer Paints the Sea



by
Robert Burleigh
illustrated by
Wendell Minor

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Holiday House
Imprint
Holiday House
ISBN
9780823447022
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When Winslow Homer watches the sea, he studies it patiently, making sure to notice every detail before bringing it to life again in his paintings.

The fabled painter Winslow Homer always had a deep respect for the elemental power and beauty of the ever-changing ocean. Whenever he set up his easel, he was drawn back to its frothing waves smashing against rocks, gleaming like mirrors in the sunlight. He knew it took patience to get his painting just right to capture the life of the ocean.

Breaking Waves: Winslow Homer Paints the Sea describes the artist’s process from season to season, readers are shown the many blues, greys, browns, and golds that Winslow Homer used to depict the changing sea. Additional content in the back of the book further explains his work and passion for the ocean.“More About Winslow Homer,” with photograph of artist and reproductions of his paintings. Bibliography. “Where to See Homer’s Work.” Full-color gouache and watercolor illustrations. 

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Details

Format

Print

Page Count

40

Trim Size

10" x 10"

Dewey

704.9

AR

0: points 0

Genre

Nonfic

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Oct 2021

Book Genres

Autobiography/Biography, Narrative Nonfiction, Picture Book

Topics

Winslow Homer (1836–1910). Artistic themes. Waves in art. Sea in art. Nineteenth-century US painters.

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Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

Gr 3-6–This stunning work of literary nonfiction follows a year in the life and process of American painter Winslow Homer (1836–1910). The pacing of this book centers on the four seasons, beginning with winter, and describes how the sea and Homer shift and change through the year. Homer paints and paints, trying to capture the essence and movement of the sea, often coming close, but persevering nonetheless. Each season begins with a bold, poetic stanza which introduces the ideas and feelings the next section will evoke. The watercolor and pencil illustrations are beautiful and capture the different feelings the sea can conjure. The images are at times calm and peaceful and at times thrilling and dangerous. These illustrations are reason enough to add this book to collections but, in addition to the gorgeous visuals, this work is rich with sensory language. These details both enhance the experience of reading the book and can be applied and analyzed in language arts instruction of sensory language. Back matter includes photographs of Homer and his work as well as maps and more traditional biographical information. VERDICT A beautiful and rich work of literary nonfiction.–Christina Salazar, Mesquite I.S.D., TX

School Library Journal

Gr 3-6-This stunning work of literary nonfiction follows a year in the life and process of American painter Winslow Homer (1836-1910). The pacing of this book centers on the four seasons, beginning with winter, and describes how the sea and Homer shift and change through the year. Homer paints and paints, trying to capture the essence and movement of the sea, often coming close, but persevering nonetheless. Each season begins with a bold, poetic stanza which introduces the ideas and feelings the next section will evoke. The watercolor and pencil illustrations are beautiful and capture the different feelings the sea can conjure. The images are at times calm and peaceful and at times thrilling and dangerous. These illustrations are reason enough to add this book to collections but, in addition to the gorgeous visuals, this work is rich with sensory language. These details both enhance the experience of reading the book and can be applied and analyzed in language arts instruction of sensory language. Back matter includes photographs of Homer and his work as well as maps and more traditional biographical information. VERDICT A beautiful and rich work of literary nonfiction.-Christina Salazar, Mesquite I.S.D., TX

Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

Gr 3-6–This stunning work of literary nonfiction follows a year in the life and process of American painter Winslow Homer (1836–1910). The pacing of this book centers on the four seasons, beginning with winter, and describes how the sea and Homer shift and change through the year. Homer paints and paints, trying to capture the essence and movement of the sea, often coming close, but persevering nonetheless. Each season begins with a bold, poetic stanza which introduces the ideas and feelings the next section will evoke. The watercolor and pencil illustrations are beautiful and capture the different feelings the sea can conjure. The images are at times calm and peaceful and at times thrilling and dangerous. These illustrations are reason enough to add this book to collections but, in addition to the gorgeous visuals, this work is rich with sensory language. These details both enhance the experience of reading the book and can be applied and analyzed in language arts instruction of sensory language. Back matter includes photographs of Homer and his work as well as maps and more traditional biographical information. VERDICT A beautiful and rich work of literary nonfiction.–Christina Salazar, Mesquite I.S.D., TX

School Library Journal

Gr 3-6-This stunning work of literary nonfiction follows a year in the life and process of American painter Winslow Homer (1836-1910). The pacing of this book centers on the four seasons, beginning with winter, and describes how the sea and Homer shift and change through the year. Homer paints and paints, trying to capture the essence and movement of the sea, often coming close, but persevering nonetheless. Each season begins with a bold, poetic stanza which introduces the ideas and feelings the next section will evoke. The watercolor and pencil illustrations are beautiful and capture the different feelings the sea can conjure. The images are at times calm and peaceful and at times thrilling and dangerous. These illustrations are reason enough to add this book to collections but, in addition to the gorgeous visuals, this work is rich with sensory language. These details both enhance the experience of reading the book and can be applied and analyzed in language arts instruction of sensory language. Back matter includes photographs of Homer and his work as well as maps and more traditional biographical information. VERDICT A beautiful and rich work of literary nonfiction.-Christina Salazar, Mesquite I.S.D., TX

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