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Rock Art Rebel

Rock Art Rebel

by M. J. Cosson, Brann Garvey
     
 

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Beto's urban art is labeled graffiti by the police, so the boy is sent to spend the summer with faraway relatives. Then Beto discovers art in an unexpected place, and he's the only one that can keep it from being stolen!

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Beto's urban art is labeled graffiti by the police, so the boy is sent to spend the summer with faraway relatives. Then Beto discovers art in an unexpected place, and he's the only one that can keep it from being stolen!

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Children's Literature - Mary Loftus
Beto creates art that the Chicago police call graffiti. This leveled reader begins with a journey; Beto is shipped to relatives in Utah after his murals on an underpass get him into trouble with the cops. On a hiking trip with his cousin, Beto discovers rock art in a cave. It is the ancient graffiti of the Fremont people. Beto gets caught up in tracking looters who are stealing artifacts from this protected land—despite the fact that he, too, has been warned to stay off the property. Beto's story addresses questions of right and wrong without being heavy handed or didactic. He is a sympathetic character who is trying to follow the rules of his temporary home, but his passion for art drives Beto to break the rules in order to help capture the looters. Readers will also learn a bit about the Fremont people, and a glossary, discussion questions, writing prompts, and related web sites are included. The only disappointment is the artwork. One would think that a book about a young artist would feature more than pencil sketches. It would have been nice to see the "heavy black lines and dark, rich colors" of the art that Beto emulates represented in the illustrations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781598892819
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
09/01/2006
Series:
Vortex Bks.
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.30(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile:
570L (what's this?)
Age Range:
10 - 14 Years

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