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Fabulous: A Portrait of Andy Warhol Hardcover – May 24, 2011

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“The illustrations, collagework with oil painted over photo-transfer, have the soft smudginess of oil pastels and the sturdy vigor of charcoal, with haunting urban backgrounds…” ―BCCB

“...Christensen's informal prose and heavily textured oil paintings, composed over photo collages, depict a man constantly absorbing everything around him and incorporating it into his art in a way that shocked and delighted the world.” ―Publishers Weekly

“In addition to being a useful resource for biography reports, the story of Warhol's artistic triumphs despite his social difficulties will prove inspirational for young readers who feel as if they don't quite fit in.” ―School Library Journal, STARRED review

“Though readers will need to consult the backmatter for the details of the more complex and tumultuous years from the mid-'60s to his death in 1987, they will find this a vital and exciting child-appropriate introduction to an American icon.” ―Kirkus Reviews

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Bonnie Christensen has written and illustrated many picture books including Woody Guthrie: Poet of the People, which was a New York Times Notable Book and received the Horn Book- Boston Globe Honor Award and Django which won the Schneider Family Book Award..
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 6 - 9 years
  • Grade Level: 1 - 4
  • Lexile Measure: 710L (What's this?)
  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR); First Edition edition (May 24, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0805087532
  • ISBN-13: 978-0805087536
  • Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 0.4 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,230,082 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By M. Tanenbaum VINE VOICE on July 18, 2011
Format: Hardcover
Bonnie Christensen's new picture book biography of the artist is an excellent introduction to this important figure in 20th century American art.

The chronological narrative provides many details on Warhol's childhood that will resonate with young readers. He grew up in a very poor family in Pittsburgh, and Andy was sensitive and artistic from the beginning. Teachers and family recognized his talent for drawing at a very early age. Christensen writes: "Andy drew constantly. When he was supposed to be covering outfield during a baseball game, his brother found him drawing flowers and butterflies in the front yard."
In third grade, little Andy was ill for months with Saint Vitus's dance, which caused muscle spasms and permanently blotchy skin. Surrounded by comics and movie star photos, Andy continued drawing. When he returned to school, children teased him about his skin, calling him a sissy because he was so close to his mother, but art continued to be his salvation throughout high school and art school.

Children will especially love seeing Andy's painting Why Pick on Me, done during his college years, which depicts a boy picking his nose. This work introduced Andy to controversy, and people flocked to see his work.

After art school, Warhol moved to New York, where he quickly landed a job in magazine illustration. As his career progressed, Andy grew more and more successful, but he was not satisfied. He wanted to be famous--as famous as the Queen of England, or a famous artist like Matisse, not just a successful illustrator. But how could he break into the "fine art" world?

It was a friend who suggested he paint something so familiar that nobody even notices it, like a Campbell's soup can.
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What a delight this book is. Every page bursts with color and imagination. Until I found it, it never occurred to me that Andy Warhol could possibly be children's book material. But Christensen proves that he is. She shows his human side, while not denying his eccentricity. Instead of parading the usual examples of his iconic art, she gives us her personal take on his style. She's an artist painting art. It's cheeky, in a way, but incredibly, it works. She tells his life story simply but with such verve and enthusiasm that you want to cheer. It's inspirational. Reading it made me want to drop everything and draw. I'm sending copies to all of my friends.
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Children ages 5-8 will learn about the art world, and a defining artist of the twentieth century, in this picture book story. From Pittsburgh in the 1930's to New York in 1966, this colorful picture book traces Andy Warhol's path to fame. Andy Warhol was an artist who came to celebrity with his pieces of commercial art, such as the Campbell Soup Cans and portraits of movie stars, now known as pop art.
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