Children's Literature - Beverly KobrinIn addition to the pleasure of learning about the seemingly incongruous milieu that provided the gifted Mr. Lewin the wherewithal for his artistic training, it is fascination to see how he transformed snapshots of his fellow wrestlers into magnificent watercolors.
Children's Literature - Jan LiebermanTed Lewin has illustrated over 100 books, all easily identified by his gift of portraiture and his superb interpretation of color and light with watercolors, his favorite medium. His detailed recreation of the 1900's in America leaves no doubt about his artistry and love for history. The Potato Man and The Great Pumpkin Switch are prime examples. This year two move titles are on my recommended list: Paperboy and Sacred River. His autobiography covers a brief but important period in his life when he was a wrestler to pay his way through art school. This autobiography will hook males who think drawing is for sissies. Ted's drawings and photos add punch to this personal memoir which is as much about the sport of wrestling as it is about Lewin's life. He and his wife Betsy, a children's book illustrator, travel to the many exotic places that appear in their books.
School Library Journal - School Library JournalGr 6 UpThe world of 1950's professional wrestling altered though an artistic participant's eye. This affectionate, animated memoir of a struggling art student's unusual part-time job is part autobiography, part family scrapbook, and part portfolio, forming a surprisingly disarming whole. (July 1993)
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I Was a Teenage Professional Wrestler based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
This book cuts through the hype and BS bravado of other celebritiy pro wrestling books. I found it a nice counterpart to all the silliness of the 'sport.'