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The Secret World of Walter Anderson

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The Secret World of Walter Anderson
Written by Hester Bass
Format: Hardback
ISBN-10: 0763671169
ISBN-13: 9780763671167
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The Secret World of Walter Anderson

author: Hester Bass
illustrator: E. B. Lewis

series name:
Candlewick Biographies

In a beautifully crafted biography, Hester Bass and Caldecott Honor winner E. B. Lewis pay homage to the most famous American artist you’ve never heard of. Reclusive nature-lover Walter Anderson spent weeks at a time on an uninhabited island, sketching and painting the natural surroundings and animals to create some of his most brilliant watercolors, which he kept hidden during his lifetime.

“A gorgeous chronicle of a versatile southern American artist.” — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
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0763671169 /  9780763671167
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Non-Fiction - Picture Book / Hardback
age range:
6 yrs - 9 yrs
# of pages/size:
48 / 6" x 9"
grade range:
Grade 1 - Grade 4
Art; Biography & Autobiography; History; Nature;
author’s comments:
Hester Bass won an Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children for the The Secret World of Walter Anderson, and is also the author of the picture book, So Many Houses, illustrated by Alik Arzoumanian, and Seeds of Freedom: The Peaceful Integration of Huntsville, Alabama, illustrated by E. B. Lewis. Formerly residing in Huntsville, she now lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
illustrator’s comments:
E. B. Lewis is the illustrator of more than thirty books for children. Among his many honors are a Coretta Scott King Medal for Talkin’ About Bessie: The Story of Aviator Elizabeth Coleman by Nikki Grimes, as well as three Coretta Scott King Honor awards. He lives in New Jersey.
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