Format: Picture Books
Dimensions: 48 Pages, 11.02 × 5.51 × 0.39 in
Published: May 10, 2005
Publisher: Viking USA
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0670059862
ISBN - 13: 9780670059867
About the Book
Encouraging young readers to become acquainted with some of the world's best works of modern art, this dynamic collaboration features comical text and playful illustrations along with full-color reproductions of artwork housed at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. Full color.
From the Publisher
It all started when I told my friend Art I would meet him
on the corner of Fifth and Fifty-Third.
I didn''t see him. So I asked a lady walking up the avenue, "Have
you seen Art?"
"MoMA?" asked the lady.
"Uh . . . no, he''s just a friend."
"Just down Fifty-Third Street here. In a beautiful new building.
You can''t miss it."
When this address turns out to be the Museum of Modern Art in New
York City, confusion and hilarity ensue. As the narrator continues
looking for Art inside MoMA, he is introduced to well-known pieces
of art such as Van Gogh''s The Starry Night, Matisse''s
The Red Studio, as well as works by Picasso, Klee,
Lichtenstein and others.
In a dynamic collaboration that features comical text and playful
illustrations alongside full-color reproductions of the artwork,
Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith give readers the perfect companion for
a visit to MoMA, and an introduction to some of the world''s best
works of modern art.
About the Author
Jon Scieszka was born September 8, 1954 in Flint , Michigan. After he graduated from Culver Military Academy where he was a Lieutenant, he studied to be a doctor at Albion College. He changed career directions and attended Columbia University where he received a Master of Fine Arts degree in 1980. Before he became a full time writer, Scieszka was a lifeguard, painted factories, houses, and apartments and also wrote for magazines. He taught elementary school in New York for ten years as a 1st grade assistant, a 2nd grade homeroom teacher, and a computer, math, science and history teacher in 3rd - 8th grade. He decided to take off a year from teaching in order to work with Lane Smith, an illustrator, to develop ideas for children's books. His book, The Stinky Cheese Man received the 1994 Rhode Island Children's Book Award. Scieszka's Math Curse, illustrated by Lane Smith, was an American Library Association Notable Book in 1996; a Blue Ribbon Book from the Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books in 1995; and a Publisher's Weekly Best Children's Book in 1995. The Stinky Cheese Man received Georgia's 1997 Children's Choice Award and Wisconsin's The Golden Archer Award. Math Curse received Maine's Student Book Award, The Texas Bluebonnet Award and New Hampshire's The Great Stone Face Book Award in 1997.