Bloom: A Story Of Fashion Designer Elsa Schiaparelli by Kyo MaclearBloom: A Story Of Fashion Designer Elsa Schiaparelli by Kyo Maclear

Bloom: A Story Of Fashion Designer Elsa Schiaparelli

byKyo MaclearIllustratorJulie Morstad

Hardcover | February 6, 2018

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A dazzling first-person picture book biography of the life of iconic fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli by the award-winning team who created Julia, Child.

Here is the life of iconic fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli, who as a little girl in Rome, was told by her own mamma that she was brutta. Ugly. So she decided to seek out beauty around her, and found it everywhere. What is beauty? Elsa wondered. She looked everywhere for beauty until something inside of Elsa blossomed, and she became an artist with an incredible imagination. Defining beauty on her own creative terms, Schiaparelli worked hard to develop her designs, and eventually bloomed into an extraordinary talent who dreamed up the most wonderful dresses, hats, shoes and jewelry. Why not a shoe for a hat? Why not a dress with drawers? And she invented a color: shocking pink! Her adventurous mind was the key to her happiness and success--and is still seen today in her legacy of wild imagination. Daring and different, Elsa Schiaparelli used art to make fashion, and it was quite marvelous.

Kyo Maclear and Julie Morstad, the dynamic duo who created the critically acclaimed Julia, Child, team up again to bring to life the childhood memories and the inspiring milestones of the legendary Elsa Schiaparelli. With its warm, lyrical text and enchanting illustrations, Bloom shows readers how ingenuity, vision and self doubt all made Schiaparelli truly beautiful. A gift for her older fans and younger audiences who have yet to discover her genius, Bloom is sure to be an enthralling classic.
As a little girl KYO MACLEAR wanted very badly to be a fashion designer. She spent countless hours in her London home drawing crazy dresses, including a very special giant cloud dress. Although not a fashion designer, Maclear is the critically acclaimed author of many children''s books including Julia, Child, Yak and Dove, The Liszts, ...
Title:Bloom: A Story Of Fashion Designer Elsa SchiaparelliFormat:HardcoverDimensions:40 pages, 11.56 X 9.38 X 0.47 inPublished:February 6, 2018Publisher:TundraLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:110191856X

ISBN - 13:9781101918562

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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One of Children’s Book Review’s Best Non-Fiction Picture Books of 2018One of Winnipeg Free Press'' Top 50 Books of 2018, Children’s ListOne of CBC Books’ Best Canadian Children''s & YA Books of 2018One of Canadian Children''s Book Centre''s Best Book Covers of 2018One of Globe and Mail''s 100 Most Notable Books of 2018One of the Chicago Public Library''s Best of the Best Books 2018 and Best Informational Books for Young Readers 2018One of Quill & Quire''s Books of the Year 2018PRAISE FOR Bloom:"Julie Morstad''s delicate art brings the vibrancy of flowers and 1920s and 1930s frock fashions alive. . . . Bloom takes a contemplative step back from the purely biographical and becomes a gentle ode to self-expression." --Starred Review, Quill & Quire"With beautiful, richly colorful, and playful artwork nicely evoking the character of its subject, this lyrical biography of Elsa Schiaparelli offers picture-book readers an enlightening introduction to the wildly inventive and influential fashion designer… Little ones who ‘dare to be different’ will be inspired." --Booklist"This is a satisfying set-up for readers not quite ready for Rubin''s Hot Pink: The Life and Fashions of Elsa Schiaparelli." --Bulletin of the Center for Children''s Books "[An] enchanting story for young readers of how a young girl used her imagination and emerged from plain to extraordinary.” --Children’s Book Review"Bloom will augment a school or public library collection and will be a good gift for young girls especially. . . . It may inspire young artists, young designers and young innovators to follow their dreams, too." --CM Magazine