June 23, 2017

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Viva Frida

Yuyi Morales. photos by Tim O’Meara. Roaring Brook/Neal Porter Bks.

Gr 1-4–Rather than straight biography, Morales presents an exploration of Frida Kahlo’s artistic process. Simple statements in English and Spanish (“I see…Veo…”) are set against stunningly detailed mixed-media illustrations. Photographs of intricately handcrafted puppets (Frida, Diego, and several woodland creatures) give way to flowing scenes rendered in acrylics as Frida and readers embark on a dream sequence. An elegant introduction to Kahlo’s unique vision and a joyful embrace of the artistic spark.

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