School Library Journal - School Library JournalGr 3-4-Two-page chapters offer basic information about the life and work of the artists and the eras in which they lived. Splotches of color, varied borders, small reproductions, and many photos provide visual interest in these small-format books. Reproductions give a flavor for the artists' work, but in some cases the paintings that are shown are not the ones discussed; instead, unrelated artwork is reproduced. The sentences are often choppy and/or awkward. All in all, these are not necessary purchases. Ernest Raboff's Frederic Remington (HarperCollins, 1988; o.p.) offers a good critique of Remington's work, but it has no biographical material. Robyn Montana Turner's Mary Cassatt (Little, Brown, 1992) provides more information about the artist and features larger and more numerous reproductions. Diane Stanley's Michelangelo (HarperCollins, 2000) is more detailed and includes many good illustrations, but they are Stanley's own renderings of Michelangelo's works.-Lynda Ritterman, Atco Elementary School, Waterford, NJ Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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