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Hi, I'm Norman: The Story of American Illustrator Norman Rockwell

By: Robert Burleigh

Illustrator: Wendell Minor

Norman Rockwell is best known for capturing the American spirit as a painter and illustrator in the late twentieth century. This beautifully illustrated, first-person narrative explores Rockwell’s life in episodes based on important moments in American history. Norman Rockwell is not only a great American artist, but he also successfully chronicled two generations of American life, making him one of the most beloved and well-known American artists of all time.

Further information about Norman Rockwell, with photograph. Author’s note. Illustrator’s note. Time line. List of paintings represented in book. Reproductions of five Rockwell paintings with commentary. Suggestions for additional sources. Quotes. Full-color illustrations were rendered in watercolor, gouache, and pencil.

ISBN: 9781442496705

JLG Release: Dec 2019


Sensitive Areas: None
Topics: Norman Rockwell (1894–1978) , US artists , Biography , Twentieth-century US history

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Unlike other biographies narrated in the first person, this engaging book about artist Norman Rockwell asks questions and forms a solid connection between reader and narrator. Burleigh chronicles Rockwell’s life in snapshots that correspond with different events in American history; for instance, the author asks, “What is an artist to do when w Unlike other biographies narrated in the first person, this engaging book about artist Norman Rockwell asks questions and forms a solid connection between reader and narrator. Burleigh chronicles Rockwell’s life in snapshots that correspond with different events in American history; for instance, the author asks, “What is an artist to do when war comes?” and responds by detailing the history of The Four Freedoms, one of Rockwell’s most famous works, based on a speech given by Franklin Roosevelt during World War II. Though rendered in Minor’s style, the illustrations mimic Rockwell’s work. This important addition to biography collections is aimed at young readers with little to no knowledge of the artist. It will interest and hopefully inspire early elementary students who love art.

Book Details

ISBN

9781442496705

First Release

December 2019

Genre

Nonfic

Dewey Classification

B

Trim Size

11" x 8 1/2"

Page Count

48

Accelerated Reader

N/A

Scholastic Reading Counts

N/A

Lexile

Level 640L

Format

Print Book

Edition

Hardcover edition

Publisher

Paula Wiseman

Potentially Sensitive Areas

None

Topics

Norman Rockwell (1894–1978), US artists, Biography, Twentieth-century US history,

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