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Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Holt Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 978080508752940 Pages, Ages 5-9
Barnes & Noble
As a boy, Edward Hopper knew exactly what he wanted to be when he grew up: on the cover of his pencil box, he wrote the words EDWARD HOPPER, WOULD-BE ARTIST. He traveled to New York and to Paris to hone his craft. And even though no one wanted to buy his paintings for a long time, he never stopped believing in his dream to be an artist. He was fascinated with painting light and shadow and his works explore this challenge.
Edward Hopper's story is one of courage, resilience, and determination. In this striking picture book biography, Robert Burleigh and Wendell Minor invite young readers into the world of a truly special American painter (most celebrated for his paintings "Nighthawks" and "Gas").
CCBC Choice (Univ. of WI), Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year, Capitol Choices Noteworthy Titles for Children and Teens, NCSS-CBC NotableTrade-Soc.Stdy, Kirkus Reviews Best Books of the Year