Shadows and Reflections

Shadows and Reflections

by Tana Hoban
     
 

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"This imaginative, wordless book of color photographs is a visual treat, offering witty and subtle sets of images for enriching the eyes of children and adults....[A] satisfying, intriguing book."—School Library Journal.

Author Biography: Tana Hoban's photographs have been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and in galleries around the world.

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"This imaginative, wordless book of color photographs is a visual treat, offering witty and subtle sets of images for enriching the eyes of children and adults....[A] satisfying, intriguing book."—School Library Journal.

Author Biography: Tana Hoban's photographs have been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and in galleries around the world. She has won many gold medals and prizes for her work as a photographer and filmmaker. Her books for children are known and loved throughout the world.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
From one of the leading creators of wordless picture books comes this elegant array of photographic images tied together by a common theme. Whether in clouds reflected in the clear glass of a skycraper, a row of flamingos mirrored in a quiet pond, or spiky shadows of beach grass against a sand dune, Hoban's clear-eyed vision of the everyday world serves as a gentle reminder of the abundance of beauty in the ordinary. A gifted photographer, Hoban sees with the eyes of a child, and zeroes in on subjects that more jaded vision often overlooks. Her book is elementary enough for very young children to enjoy, sophisticated enough for older readers and an absolute must for budding photographers. Ages 2-up. (Mar.)
School Library Journal
Gr 1 Up-- This imaginative, wordless book of color photographs is a visual treat, offering witty and subtle sets of images for enriching the eyes of children and adults. The photographs are handsome in themselves, but the way in which they have been put together is often masterful. There is a sense of movement across many of the 14 pairs of photographs, leading readers' eyes from the picture on the right to the one on the left and up, looping through the book in an enjoyable way. The sets of images juxtaposed include objects, animals, and people reflected in mirrors, glass, metal, and water. A photograph of a bear reflected in water has the richness and texture of an abstract painting. An old apartment building reflected in panes of glass looks like a fantasy construction by Gaudi. There's more than a hint of mystery in the photographs--some pictures can't be identified, many are upside down or truncated. Yet it works well and intensifies the viewing experience. Hoban has included more examples of reflection than shadow, but readers will realize that a reflection is sometimes also a shadow. Close and repeated observation proves rewarding in this satisfying, intriguing book. --Marilyn Iarusso, New York Pub . Lib .

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780688070908
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
03/01/1990
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
10.26(w) x 8.28(h) x 0.38(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Tana Hoban's photographs have been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and in galleries around the world. She has won many gold medals and prizes for her work as a photographer and filmmaker. Her books for children are known and loved throughout the world.

Tana Hoban's photographs have been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and in galleries around the world. She has won many gold medals and prizes for her work as a photographer and filmmaker. Her books for children are known and loved throughout the world.

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