The Sign Painter by Allen SayThe Sign Painter by Allen Say

The Sign Painter

byAllen Say

Paperback | November 5, 2013

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"Studying Say's technique could inspire any aspiring painter."- Horn Book &nbspEarly one morning a boy comes into town looking for work. He meets a sign painter who takes him on as a helper, and they are commissioned to paint a series of billboards in the desert. Each billboard has only one word, Arrowstar. They do not know its meaning. As they are about to paint the last sign, the boy looks up and sees in the distance a magnificent structure. Is it real? Together, they go&nbspto find out. &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp Here Allen Say tells a haunting story of dreams and choices for readers of all ages. It is a Common Core State Standards&nbspText Exemplar (Grades 2-3, Read-Aloud Story).
The beloved children's book illustrator Allen Say is the author and illustrator of many treasured books for children. He was awarded the Caldecott Medal for Grandfather's Journey and also received a Caldecott Honor and Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for his illustrations in The Boy of the Three-Year Nap . He lives in Portland, O...
Title:The Sign PainterFormat:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 8.5 × 11 × 0.1 inPublished:November 5, 2013Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0544105141

ISBN - 13:9780544105140


Editorial Reviews

Like a cinematographer, Say, in perhaps his best work to date, pays tribute to a bygone era with a brief slice-of-life story about a boy's encounter with a sing painter. . . . . Say subtly and ingeniously blends a feeling of nostalgia with a hard-hitting immediacy. . . . The images and the boy's passion as an artist will remain with [readers]." -Publishers Weekly, starred review Publishers Weekly, Starred"Studying say's technique could inspire any aspiring painter." -Horn Book (9-10/00) Horn Book"In a tribute to many modern artists, includijng Hopper, Warhol, and Magritte, Say shows and tells how their pictures make you feel and how the surreal is part of a young man's search for himself." -Booklist (19/01/00 Booklist, ALAKirkus Reviews (9/15/00) Kirkus ReviewsSchool Library Journal (9/00) School Library Journal"