Jack in Search of Art

Jack in Search of Art

by Arlene Boehm, Arlene P. Boehm
     
 

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Jack the Bear wanders through a museum in search of "Art." His search becomes a virtual tour as he encounters wonderful paintings and sculptures, which are actually digitized photographs of masterpieces—from Wyeth, Rosetti, Hopper, Calder, and more— cleverly set into the illustrations. Ages 5-9

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Jack the Bear wanders through a museum in search of "Art." His search becomes a virtual tour as he encounters wonderful paintings and sculptures, which are actually digitized photographs of masterpieces—from Wyeth, Rosetti, Hopper, Calder, and more— cleverly set into the illustrations. Ages 5-9

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Children's Literature - Kathleen Karr
Jack the Bear is back, and this time he discovers Art. A cheerful play on misconceptions, Jack wanders into the Delaware Art Museum on a rainy day to find a new friend named "Art." He finds instead plenty of fascinating pictures. Digitized art photography pops out of Boehm's watercolor backgrounds to appealingly present paintings and sculpture to youngsters.
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 3--Jack is an endearing bear of little brain. One rainy day, he finds himself outside a museum beside a sign that says, "Come See Art!" He enters, asks for "Art," and is puzzled when told that art can be found throughout the museum. Although the story line is based on a one-joke misunderstanding, simplicity serves this plot well. As the bear wanders through the museum, he is amazed and gratified by the beauty of the fine works that he encounters. Depicted as amiable cartoon characters, Jack and the other bear patrons are juxtaposed against backdrops filled with masterpieces. The simple cartoon illustrations integrate well with the more complex pieces of art to which readers are being introduced. Through Jack's experiences, the author informs youngsters of the wonders awaiting them at a museum. This well-executed book succeeds as a charming lesson in art appreciation except for one major design flaw. A numbered key to the artworks presented is included, but the fact that the pages are unnumbered makes the individual items difficult to identify. Still, children who enjoyed learning about music in A Cheerful Note for Jack (Roberts Rinehart, 1996) and new fans alike will appreciate this foray into the arts.--Rosalyn Pierini, San Luis Obispo City-County Library, CA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781570982347
Publisher:
Rinehart, Roberts Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
10/15/2001
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.52(w) x 9.76(h) x 0.21(d)
Age Range:
5 - 9 Years

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