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Jackson Pollock's Birthday

Celebrate Jackson Pollock's birthday on January 27th with these titles from Macmillan Children's Publishing Group.

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Roaring Brook Press

Action Jackson

One late spring morning the American artist Jackson Pollock began work on the canvas that would ultimately come to be known as Number 1, 1950 (Lavender...

"...One late spring morning the American artist Jackson Pollock began work on the canvas that would ultimately come to be known as Number 1, 1950 (Lavender.... One late spring morning the American artist Jackson Pollock began work on the canvas that would ultimately come to be known as Number 1, 1950 (Lavender Mist). Award-winning authors Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan use this moment as the departure point for a unique picture book about a great painter and the way in which he worked. Their lyric..."

By Jan Greenberg, Sandra Jordan and Robert Andrew Parker

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Christo and Jeanne-Claude

Through the Gates and Beyond

CHRISTO AND JEANNE-CLAUDE UNWRAPPED In 1981 two artists -- Christo and Jeanne-Claude -- proposed an installation in New York’s Central Park that would span...

By Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan

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A GIFT FOR EVERYONE A child wakes up, puts up an easel, picks up a brush and paints--paints a perch, a tree, the warmth of the sun and the sound of the...

"...A GIFT FOR EVERYONE A child wakes up, puts up an easel, picks up a brush and paints--paints a perch, a tree, the warmth of the sun and the sound of the.... A GIFT FOR EVERYONE   A child wakes up, puts up an easel, picks up a brush and paints--paints a perch, a tree, the warmth of the sun and the sound of the summer breeze, and eventually a bird comes and sings.  This is both the most personal and the most universal of books from Caldecott Medal winner Mordicai Gerstin: a fable about art, wonder..."

By Jacques Prevert and Mordicai Gerstein

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