Fabulous: A Portrait of Andy Warhol

Bonnie Christensen; illustrations by Bonnie Christensen

Henry Holt / Christy Ottaviano Books

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You might recognize him from his famous paintings of Campbell’s soup cans and coke bottles. But do you know about the artist who created these images?

Any Warhol was often sick as a child but found comfort in reading comic books and most especially in drawing. From his early days in Pittsburgh in the 1930s to the height of his glory in the 1960s when he blurred the line between commercial art and fine art, this book chronicles an artist’s remarkable path to becoming a renowned Pop Art icon.

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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; illustrations by Bonnie Christensen

Bonnie Christensen has written and illustrated many picture books including The Daring Nellie Bly: America’s Star Reporter and Woody Guthrie: Poet of the People, which was a New York Times Notable Book and received the Horn Book- Boston Globe Honor Award. She lives in Wilson, North Carolina.

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Fabulous: A Portrait of Andy Warhol
Bonnie Christensen; illustrations by Bonnie Christensen

Hardcover

Hardcover
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Henry Holt / Christy Ottaviano Books
May 2011
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780805087536
ISBN10: 0805087532
Picture Book Nonfiction
11 x 8.5 inches, 40 pages, Full-color illustrations throughout
Age Range: 6 to 9
Grade Range: 1 to 4 Information for Librarians

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Lexile: 710L
AR Quiz Number: 67384
AR Book Level: 5.3
AR Points: 13

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