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Cloth Lullaby

Cloth Lullaby Author Amy Novesky
ISBN-10 9781613129166
Release 2016-03-01
Pages 40
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Louise Bourgeois (1911–2010) was a world-renowned modern artist noted for her sculptures made of wood, steel, stone, and cast rubber. Her most famous spider sculpture, Maman, stands more than 30 feet high. Just as spiders spin and repair their webs, Louise’s own mother was a weaver of tapestries. Louise spent her childhood in France as an apprentice to her mother before she became a tapestry artist herself. She worked with fabric throughout her career, and this biographical picture book shows how Bourgeois’s childhood experiences weaving with her loving, nurturing mother provided the inspiration for her most famous works. With a beautifully nuanced and poetic story, this book stunningly captures the relationship between mother and daughter and illuminates how memories are woven into us all.



Once Upon a Northern Night

Once Upon a Northern Night Author Jean E. Pendziwol
ISBN-10 9781554984022
Release 2013-07-29
Pages 36
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In this exquisite lullaby, the beauty and wonder of a northern winter night unfold, with images of a soft snowfall, the wild animals that appear in the garden, the twinkling stars, the gentle rhythm of the northern lights and the etchings of frost on the window pane. As the young child sleeps, wrapped in a downy blanket, a snowflake falls, and then another and another. The poem describes the forest of snow-covered pines, where a deer and fawn nibble a frozen apple, and a great gray owl swoops down with its feathers trailing through the snow. Two snowshoe hares scamper and play under the watchful eyes of a little fox, and a tiny mouse scurries in search of a midnight feast. When the snow clouds disappear, stars light up the sky, followed by the mystical shimmering of northern lights - all framed by the frost on the window. Jean E. Pendziwol's lyrical poem reflects a deep appreciation of the magic of a northern winter night where, even as a child slumbers, the world outside does not rest but continues its own natural rhythms. Isabelle Arsenault's spare, beautifully rendered illustrations, with their subtle but striking use of color, make us feel that we too are experiencing the enchantment of that northern night. They simultaneously evoke winter's nighttime life and the cozy warmth and security of a beloved child's sleep.



Love Is a Truck

Love Is a Truck Author Amy Novesky
ISBN-10 1937359867
Release 2016-09-29
Pages 24
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Celebrates a child's love for a variety of trucks, from fire engines to cement mixers to ice cream trucks.



Colette s Lost Pet

Colette s Lost Pet Author Isabelle Arsenault
ISBN-10 9780553536614
Release 2017-05-23
Pages 48
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Colette can't find something to talk about with the new kids in the neighborhood...so she invents a pet! Her fib quickly escalates, and suddenly her parakeet is a larger-than-life world-traveler named Marie Antoinette. Have her new friends figured out her secret? What will they do? This charming story both clearly identifies the struggle of navigating a different experience, and demonstrates to kids a lovely and welcoming way to treat someone new in their community.



Me Frida

Me  Frida Author Amy Novesky
ISBN-10 9781613124451
Release 2015-03-10
Pages 32
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Like a tiny bird in a big city, Frida Kahlo feels lost and lonely when she arrives in San Francisco with her husband, the famous artist Diego Rivera. But as Frida begins to explore San Francisco on her own, she discovers the inspiration she needs to become one of the most celebrated artists of all time. Me, Frida is an exhilarating true story that encourages children to believe in themselves so they can make their own dreams soar.



Runaway Girl

Runaway Girl Author Jan Greenberg
ISBN-10 0810942372
Release 2003-03-01
Pages 80
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Introduces the life of renowned modern artist Louise Bourgeois, who is known primarily for her sculptures.



Jane the Fox and Me

Jane  the Fox and Me Author Isabelle Arsenault
ISBN-10 9781554983612
Release 2013-10-10
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A New York Times Best Illustrated Book Hélène has been inexplicably ostracized by the girls who were once her friends. Her school life is full of whispers and lies - Hélène weighs 216; she smells like BO. Her loving mother is too tired to be any help. Fortunately, Hélène has one consolation, Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre. Hélène identifies strongly with Jane's tribulations, and when she is lost in the pages of this wonderful book, she is able to ignore her tormentors. But when Hélène is humiliated on a class trip in front of her entire grade, she needs more than a fictional character to see herself as a person deserving of laughter and friendship. Leaving the outcasts' tent one night, Hélène encounters a fox, a beautiful creature with whom she shares a moment of connection. But when Suzanne Lipsky frightens the fox away, insisting that it must be rabid, Hélène's despair becomes even more pronounced: now she believes that only a diseased and dangerous creature would ever voluntarily approach her. But then a new girl joins the outcasts' circle, Géraldine, who does not even appear to notice that she is in danger of becoming an outcast herself. And before long Hélène realizes that the less time she spends worrying about what the other girls say is wrong with her, the more able she is to believe that there is nothing wrong at all. This emotionally honest and visually stunning graphic novel reveals the casual brutality of which children are capable, but also assures readers that redemption can be found through connecting with another, whether the other is a friend, a fictional character or even, amazingly, a fox.



The White Cat and the Monk

The White Cat and the Monk Author Jo Ellen Bogart
ISBN-10 9781554987818
Release 2016-03-01
Pages 32
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A monk leads a simple life. He studies his books late into the evening and searches for truth in their pages. His cat, Pangur, leads a simple life, too, chasing prey in the darkness. As night turns to dawn, Pangur leads his companion to the truth he has been seeking. The White Cat and the Monk is a retelling of the classic Old Irish poem “Pangur Bán.” With Jo Ellen Bogart’s simple and elegant narration and Sydney’s Smith’s classically inspired images, this contemplative story pays tribute to the wisdom of animals and the wonders of the natural world.



Georgia in Hawaii

Georgia in Hawaii Author Amy Novesky
ISBN-10 9780152054205
Release 2012
Pages 40
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In 1939, artist Georgia O'Keeffe creates nearly twenty paintings as she tours the Hawaiian islands, but refuses to paint pictures of pineapples the way her sponsors tell her to.



Virginia Wolf

Virginia Wolf Author Kyo Maclear
ISBN-10 9781554536498
Release 2012
Pages 32
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When her sister succumbs to a mood that makes the whole family feel topsy-turvy, Vanessa paints a wonderful imaginary place--a beautiful garden complete with a ladder and a swing--in a story loosely based on the writer Virginia Woolf and her artist sister, Vanessa Bell.



Imogen

Imogen Author Amy Novesky
ISBN-10 1937359328
Release 2012-12-25
Pages 32
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Introduces the life and achievements of twentieth-century photographer Imogen Cunningham, describing her first darkroom experiments during childhood and the challenges she faced as a mother of three boys.



Lullaby for a Black Mother

Lullaby  for a Black Mother Author Langston Hughes
ISBN-10 054736265X
Release 2013
Pages 32
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The author's poem about a mother's love for her child is paired with color illustrations.



Louis Undercover

Louis Undercover Author Fanny Britt
ISBN-10 9781554988600
Release 2017-10-01
Pages 160
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In this powerful new graphic novel from Fanny Britt and Isabelle Arsenault, we meet Louis, a young boy who shuttles between his alcoholic dad and his worried mom, and who, with the help of his best friend, tries to summon up the courage to speak to his true love, Billie. Louis’s dad cries — Louis knows this because he spies on him. His dad misses the happy times when their family was together, just as Louis does. But as it is, he and his little brother, Truffle, have to travel back and forth between their dad’s country house and their mom’s city apartment, where she tries to hide her own tears. Thankfully, Louis has Truffle for company. Truffle loves James Brown lyrics, and when he isn’t singing, he’s asking endless questions. Louis also has his friend Boris, with whom he spots ghost cop cars and spies on the “silent queen,” the love of his life, Billie. When Louis and Truffle go to their dad’s for two weeks during the summer, their father seems to have stopped drinking. And when Truffle has a close call from a bee sting, their mother turns up and the reunited foursome spend several wonderful days in New York — until they reach the end of the road, again. A beautifully illustrated, true-to-life portrayal of just how complex family relationships can be, seen through the eyes of a wise, sensitive boy who manages to find his own way forward.



What Can I Be

What Can I Be Author Ann Rand
ISBN-10 9781616895037
Release 2016-04-26
Pages 32
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Unearthed after nearly forty years, What Can I Be?, a stunning concept book written by Ann Rand and illustrated by Ingrid King, is sure to delight children with its superb graphics and vivid palette. Triangles, squares, circles, lines, and colors spring to life in various and creative formations as they ask, "What can I be?" A green triangle asks to become a tent, a kite, a Christmas tree, or the sail of a boat, or why not all of these things?



ClothBound

ClothBound Author Julie Paterson
ISBN-10 9781925266443
Release 2015-04-01
Pages 240
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For over 20 years, Julie Paterson, founder of ClothFabric, has been designing and printing contemporary textiles by hand. Her iconic patterns, inspired by and connected to the Australian landscape, have been applied to furnishings, rugs and wallpapers and sold the world over. ClothBound is the story of Julie's most significant and well loved designs, and offers a very intimate insight into the creative process of a much loved artist, designer and maker at work in her shed.



Autobiographical Prints

Autobiographical Prints Author
ISBN-10 1853323438
Release 2016-03-22
Pages 96
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Featuring two print series by one of the most influential artists of recent decades, "Louise Bourgeois: Autobiographical Prints" presents highly personal, dreamlike expressions of this formidable figure. A prolific printmaker, Louise Bourgeois (1911-2010) created the "Autobiographical" series in 1994, capturing her deepest thoughts and memories. The accompanying collection of "11 Drypoints," which were created in 1999, offers a more abstract perspective, using motifs and themes to conjure representations of her past. Intriguing and highly immersive, both sets of prints open a window into the mind of the artist. All of the prints are reproduced with arresting clarity, accompanied by a text exploring the prints in the context of Bourgeois' psychological biography, by celebrated psychoanalyst Juliet Mitchell. These works from the end of the artist's life are a crucial expression of her vulnerability, and an exploration of the themes that form the crux of her practice: memory, childhood trauma and sexuality.



Louise Bourgeois

Louise Bourgeois Author Louise Bourgeois
ISBN-10 3775739971
Release 2015
Pages 88
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Louise Bourgeois' tapestry and needlepoint work deals with reparation in both a literal and metaphorical sense. In many of the works, fragmented tapestries are pieced together and repaired to create new sculptural forms. The recurring practices of weaving, stitching and mending express Bourgeois' identification with her childhood and the family business of tapestry restoration. Coupled with the medium of tapestry, Bourgeois' recurring motif of the spider symbolizes her mother, a weaver, and fully explores the complex relationship between mother and child. This publication includes archival photographs and facsimile documents from the Bourgeois family archive, as well as excerpts from the artist's psychoanalytical writings.