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The Hare with the Pearl Earring [Kindle Edition]

Julia Dweck , Patricia Saco
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Art meets adventure in this thrilling tale of wonder. Readers are invited into an enchanted world where animals are famous artists. Join Henny the hare, as she models for Vincent Van Crow, Andy Warthog, Picatso, Dove Vinci, Wren War, and Verm Hare. Who will be crowned the best artist in Henny's village? Readers will enjoy this rhyming adventure that leads them on a fantastic journey into the colorful world of art.

Special Feature: Several pages contain a unique artist icon. Tap once on the icon to learn more.

Product Details

  • File Size: 3439 KB
  • Print Length: 23 pages
  • Publisher: KiteReaders (June 27, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008FHEZ3S
  • Text-to-Speech: Not enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,080,423 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read June 29, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I stumbled upon Hare with the Pearl Earring while looking for a fun summer read for my little one. What a find!!
The rhyming text is lots of fun to share with a young child. My son loved learning about all of the different artists in this fast paced fantasy adventure set inside an enchanted village. The interactivity was really well done. My son and I enjoyed clicking on all the facts and learning things even I never knew about the artists and their art. Kudos to Dweck and Saco.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Hare with the Pearl Earring July 21, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
In The Hare with the Pearl Earring Julie Dweck uses an unique approach to teach children about famous artists and the masterpieces they created. Her interactive ebook combines a fictional story with factual information to make learning enticing.

Henny, the hare, is given the extraordinary opportunity of modeling for several famous artists like Vincent Van Crow, Picatso, Dove Vinci and others. Each artist paints a fantastic portrait of Henny in their own unique style with the hopes of being named the best artist in the town. Henny, loves all the portraits, but one holds a special place in her heart. All the artists create sensational pieces making choosing just one a difficult task. Find out who is named "Best Artist" and which piece of art Henny likes most.

Patricia Saco is very talented and does an exquisite job illustrating the story and creates a masterpiece of her own.

The ebook also features icons which redirect readers to the real artists represented by the characters in the story. Readers have the chance to learn facts about the artist as well as see a piece of artwork created by them.

With art becoming scarce in many schools across the country The Hare with the Pearl Earring is an effective tool parents can use to help children experience art in an entertaining way.

I really enjoyed The Hare with the Pearl Earring and highly recommend reading it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful Book July 2, 2012
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A lovely book that spins a story to introduce some famous artists and their works. My two sweethearts love this beautiful book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Hare with the Pearl Earring is a masterpiece! July 1, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Usually I have to find a book that either appeals to my son or my daughter. In this case, both of my children loved The Hare with the Pearl Earring. Neither child knew much about the original painting (The Girl with the Pearl Earring), but they were equally interested to learn more about Vermeer and his art after reading Henny the Hare's adventure. There were great true tidbits thrown in, along the way. My kids were fascinated to learn that some art historians think that the Mona Lisa may have actually been the artist Da Vinci, himself. It was a combination of the wonderful art, the adventure, and the entertaining true facts that kept my kids engaged and mesmerized from beginning to end. This is a truly worthwhile read. It opens the doors to great storytelling and culture.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great fun and great value, too June 29, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
What a great way to introduce kids to the great Masters of the art world! Hare with the Pearl Earring is a great blend of learning and fun. All of the animals are based on famous artists. The interactive pop-up content provides young readers with fun facts about paintings and their varied styles, including pop, cubism, impressionism, and abstract. It's a captivating read for someone who wants to share the history of art with a young reader. Julia Dweck has proven that "edutainment" can be fun. The illustrator, Patricia Saco, has really captured the feel of each artist's famous painting. The two have packed a lot of value in one ebook.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Great book! June 22, 2013
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Impressive. This book, of course, contained the wonderful rhyming of Julia Dweck but in addition to that there was so much more. The illustrations are really a work of art that adults and children alike can appreciate. There is an interactive touch to the pages that teach all of us just a bit more about some of the most famous paintings and artists. It's really quite amazing how much they were able to fit into this tiny book.

Author: Julia Dweck, Patricia Saco (Illustrator)
Source: Author
Grade: B+
Ages: 6-10
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fun and playful September 21, 2012
A Kid's Review
Format:Kindle Edition
It's good story, but it's definitely for children. My niece loved playing with it- it's interactive and educational but still fun to read and no too hard to understand. Lovely illustrations
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Educational and fun!
This is our fourth Julia Dweck book and we enjoy this author's tales. We look forward to more. This story about a young hare was creative, fun, and educational teaching children... Read more
Published on August 17, 2012 by Bosox25
5.0 out of 5 stars Child's Introduction to the Great Masters
Julia Dweck and Patricia Saco have created a masterpiece! Pun intended. The Hare with the Pearl Earring is a child's introduction to a few of the world's greatest masters. Read more
Published on July 21, 2012 by J.E. Rogers
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful story and artwork
Hare with the Pearl Earring is wonderfully written. My kids and I have enjoyed reading all the books written by children's author, Julia Dweck, who wrote Furmaid and Zombie-Kids. Read more
Published on July 2, 2012 by GennMom
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantasy and Art History Fun
The Hare With the Pearl Earring opens with the character, Henny Hare who is a model and patron of the arts. Read more
Published on June 30, 2012 by Dr. M.E. Diamond
3.0 out of 5 stars Pictures good, story not so much
The pictures are great! They link back to the original piece.
I didn't find the story had a story line to it. Read more
Published on June 29, 2012 by flutegal
5.0 out of 5 stars The Hare with with Pearl Earring is a fun introduction to the world of...
Hare with the Pearl Earring is a fun introduction to the world of art!
Hare with the Pearl Earring is a delightful reading experience from a creative and artistic standpoint. Read more
Published on June 29, 2012 by Read2you
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More About the Author

Julia Dweck is a published author of children's books for digital and print publication. Her stories span the spectrum of humor, fantasy and edutainment in rhyme and in prose.

Julia's background in elementary education affords her the opportunity to be in touch with what children want to read and what makes them giggle. She's collaborated with leading illustrators in the world of children's literature to produce over 30 books. Her titles have garnered placement on Amazon's bestsellers lists, "Kindle Daily Deals" and customer top rated lists.

In her spare time, Julia is a designer of educational adjuncts for children's literature, and has worked with such notable publishing houses as Penguin Young Readers. She presented at the 2012 National Center for Family Literacy for her creative use of technology in the classroom.

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