|Product dimensions:||8.70(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.20(d)|
|Age Range:||5 - 8 Years|
About the Author
Ken Daley was born in Canada to parents who emigrated from Dominica, and his illustrations for this book are inspired by his African Caribbean roots. Ken has also illustrated Joseph’s Big Ride by Terry Farish, an Ontario Library Association Best Bet. He has exhibited his art in Canada, the United States and the Caribbean, and his work can be found in numerous private collections.
What People are Saying About This
Praise for Auntie Luce's Talking Paintings:Américas Award Honor BookKirkus Best Picture Books of 2018 About History and Tradition“Daley’s . . . paintings convey some of the complexities of time and place through the images themselves. … Young readers will enjoy how Latour and Daley celebrate Haitian history and culture through this lovely, artistic story. ” Kirkus, starred review“[N]atural metaphors and poetic ideas will make this a good choice for sharing aloud in the classroom and creating emotional connection to a subject of study. Furthermore, the illustrator’s Afro-Caribbean roots amplify the love song the Haitian American author has composed to Haiti. . . . An excellent selection for exploring deep connections to Haiti through love, family, history, and art.” School Library Journal, starred review “The narrative is lush and lyrical, capturing the romance of nostalgia as well as the concrete thoughts of the child. Daley’s acrylic illustrations burst off the page in deeply saturated, vibrant colors that echo but do not imitate Luce Turnier’s own art.” Booklist“Daley brings intimacy to the spreads, filling them with splashy tones and arresting framed portraits. An illuminating author’s note speaks about the Haitian revolution and the importance of remembering forgotten figures.” Publishers Weekly“This vividly illustrated picture book is a feast for the eyes.” Resource Links“A quiet celebration of bicultural, bi-geographic identity . . .” Deirdre Baker, Toronto Star“Auntie Luce’s Talking Paintings is a stunningly beautiful book inspired by one of Haiti’s greatest artists, Luce Turnier. Gorgeously written and exquisitely illustrated, the words and images are as vibrant and poetic as the life and work of this incredible artist as seen through the eyes of the writer she has moved and inspired.” Edwidge Danticat, winner of the Neustadt International Prize for Literature, author of Breath, Eyes, Memory; Untwine and Mama’s Nightingale: A Story of Immigration and Separation“A rich, authentic guide on how to pass on one’s culture and heritage to the next generation … Ken Daley creates a perfect window into the world of Haiti as seen through the eyes of a Haitian-American girl a world far different from the Haiti others tend to see.” Eric Velasquez, Walter Dean Myers Award-winning illustrator of Schomburg: The Man Who Built a Library“Through Auntie Luce’s story, Latour has painted a vivid, authentic and beautifully lush tapestry of Haiti.” Ibi Zoboi, National Book Award Finalist, author of American Street