The Noisy Paint Box: The Colors and Sounds of Kandinsky’s Abstract Art

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The Noisy Paint Box: The Colors and Sounds of Kandinsky’s Abstract Art

by Barb Rosenstock

Illustrations by Mary Grandpré

First Release:

April 2014

ISBN: 9780307978493

Vasya Kandinsky “spent his days learning to be a proper Russian boy” until his aunt gave him a paint box. As Vasya mixed colors, he heard music—and “painted the sound of colors.” Author’s note. Sources. Web-site recommendations. Full-color reproductions of paintings. Full-color illustrations, created with acrylic paint and paper collage.

  • ISBN: 9780307978493
    Edition: Library edition
    Publisher: Knopf
    Page Count: 40
    Dewey Classification: 759.7
    Accelerated Reader: Level: 4.4, Points: 0.5
    Scholastic Reading Counts: Level: 2.5, Points: 1
    Lexile: Level: 630L
    Awards & Honors: Booklist 2014 Top 10 Books for Youth, Arts; Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2014, Picture Books; 2015 Caldecott Medal, Honor Book; ALA Notable Books for Children 2015, Younger Readers; 2015 CLA Notable Children’s Books in the English Language Arts
    Genre: Nonfic
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