Dimensions: 48 pages, 11.25 × 9.63 × 0.39 in
Published: April 29, 1996
Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0688121616
ISBN - 13: 9780688121617
From the Publisher
Lewin takes readers on a whirlwind trip around the globe to marvel at the range of goods available for sale in the world's markets. Woolen sweaters and ponchos in Ecuador; wood carvings, flutes, garlic and ginger in Nepal; Irish horses; Ugandan cows, bananas, and limes; fish in New York City; and dates, pottery, and donkeys in Morocco are just a few of the products depicted in the luminous watercolor paintings.
About the Author
Ted Lewin grew up in an old frame house in Buffalo, New York, with two brothers, one sister, two parents, a lion, an iguana, a chimpanzee, and an assortment of more conventional pets. The lion was given to his older brother, Don, while he was traveling as a professional wrestler, and he shipped it home. The family kept Sheba in the basement fruit cellar until Don returned and their mother convinced him to give it to the Buffalo zoo. Ted always knew he wanted to be an illustrator. As a child he copied the work of illustrators and painters he admired, including N. C. Wyeth, Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent, Vel?zquez, andGoya. When it came time to go to art school (Pratt), he needed to earn money to finance his education. So, following in his brother?s footsteps, he took a summer job as a wrestler -- the beginning of a 15-year part-time career that eventually inspired his autobiographical book I Was a Teenage Professional Wrestler. Ted?s career as an artist began with illustrations for adventure magazines, and it?s only over the last several years that he has devoted his time to writing and illustrating children?s books. "I?m having more fun doing this than anything I?ve ever done before," he says. He is an avid traveler, and many of his books are inspired by trips to such places as the Amazon River, the Sahara Desert, Botswana, Egypt, Lapland, and India. His Market! , published in 1996, showcases markets around the world, from Uganda to Ireland to Ecuador. Touch and Go is a
From Our Editors
From the chill highlands of the Andes to the steamy jungles of central Africa, from the fabled souks of Morocco to the tough New York waterfront, people come to market. The cacophony of sights and sounds and smells is unique to each market, but the hustle and bustle is universal, and Ted Lewin has captured all of it in this exhilarating portrait of six markets around the world. Full color
Lewin expertly plies pen and brush in a rousing invitation to six far-flung marketplaces where vibrant color and lively haggling replace mass production and spurious supermarket specials. From the scintillating text that accompanies realistic watercolors, readers absorb much factual data.... Lewin''s prodigious talent is to make readers feel that they''ve been there--better yet, that they must go there. What journeys he''ll inspire!
--"Kirkus Reviews" (pointered review)
High-spirited and continent-hopping, this keenly observed tour of six world-famous marketplaces takes an everyday experience as an occasion to explore ethnic diversity.... Lewin photographs his subjects before painting them in the studio, and his watercolors reflect the camera''s stop-action immediacy. His dynamic, densely populated compositions make expert use of perspective to yank readers into the scene--sometimes with the unsettling, intriguing feeling that they have caught someone''s eye. At the end of the whirlwind bustle, the adventure turns reflective with the final illustration, which depicts the vast, lonely, utterly still Sahara stretching behind the market in Morocco like a giant tidal wave that on a whim might bury the oasis, the town, and the market forever. What a way to travel.
--"Publishers Weekly" (starred review)