June 23, 2017

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The Iridescence of Birds: A Book About Henri Matisse

Patricia MacLachlan. illus. by Hadley Hooper. Roaring Brook/Neal Porter Bks.

Gr 1-4–A glimpse into the early life and inspirations of a young Henri Matisse. MacLachlan’s spare, poetic text focuses on Matisse’s mother, who transformed their dreary home with light and color, encouraging her son to experiment and create. Hooper’s delicate relief prints and vibrant washes of color pay homage to Matisse’s impressionistic style and technique, giving readers an opportunity to connect influences with later masterpieces.

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