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Dreamer from the Village: The Story of Marc Chagall

Michelle Markel (2005), 40 pages
Illustrated by Emily Lisker
Audience: Preschool - 2nd Grade
Category: Biography, Easy Reader, Nonfiction, Picture Books
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'Dreamer From the Village: The Story of Marc Chagall' by Michelle Markel is a young reader's biography of the artist Marc Chagall. Young Mose Segal, (Marc Chagall) grew up in a small village in Russia developing his own artistic style based on the people, places, and images of his homeland. His dream-like images and his use of vibrant colors made him one of the most famous and influencial artists of the 20th century. This beautifully illustrated book gives the young reader a brief glimps of the brilliance of Marc Chagall.
Similar authors: Laurence Anholt; Mary Arrigan
Similar books: Leo Politi: Artist of the Angels by Ann Stalcup; The Magical Garden of Claude Monet by Laurence Anholt; Mario's Angels: A Story about the Artist Giotto by Mary Arrigan; Matisse the King of Color by Laurence Anholt; Camille and the Sunflowers: A Story about Vincent Van Gogh by Laurence Anholt
Reviewed by: mb
Date read: 7/30/2010
ISBN-10: 0805063730
ISBN-13: 9780805063738
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Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina & New Orleans

Don Brown (2015), 96 pages
Illustrated by Don Brown
Audience: 7th Grade - 8th Grade
Category: Graphic Novel, Nonfiction
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It is not easy to adequately describe a catastrophic tragedy. There are so many different angles from which a disaster can take place that it is hard to know where to begin. Don Brown begins his graphic novel as gently as the hurricane's own beginnings, with a 'swirl of unremarkable wind.' From that seemingly innocuous starting point, in which the wind twirls around a smiling mother and child in Africa in front of a backdrop of blue, the story grows and changes like the storm itself. The pen and ink drawings are colored in digital paint in shades of gray and brown, the peaceful blue never again seen after the first page. The author lays out the events of Hurricane Katrina's wrath and presents the facts in a deceptively neutral style. The failures of the Bush Administration, FEMA, and New Orleans' then-mayor Ray Nagin are precisely identified, as is the heroism of everyday citizens. Brown does not shy away from the death and suffering of so many American citizens but he manages to convey the devastating events in a way that is not too heavy-handed. Drowned City has a broad appeal from middle grades who are learning about it for the first time to adults who watched the ordeal play out on CNN.
Awards nominated: Rebecca Caudill Award
Reviewed by: leigh anne
Date read: 6/29/2017
ISBN-10: 054415777X
ISBN-13: 9780544157774
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Early Farm Life

Lise Gunby (1983), 80 pages
Audience: 3rd Grade - 6th Grade
Category: Historical, Nonfiction
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Most of us think we know something about farm life today, including modern machines, herds of cows, or growing food for families. Farm life in this book is very different. Early Farm Life shows us in pictures and words how families lived on farms as our country expanded west. Old farms were situated by water, the houses built of logs, and the whole family worked together for survival. As you are reading this book it might be fun to, answer in your mind or discuss with someone how you do tasks today that accomplish the same things as they did in early farm days.
Book Series: Early Settler Life
Reviewed by: cjones
Date read: 10/18/2010
ISBN-10: 0865050279
ISBN-13: 9780865050273
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Earmuffs for Everyone! : How Chester Greenwood Became Known as the Inventor of Earmuffs

Meghan McCarthy (2015), 44 pages
Audience: 1st Grade - 4th Grade
Category: Nonfiction
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Chester Greenwood is famous for inventing earmuffs. But did he really invent them? Many different styles of ear protectors/warmers were advertised in the years before Greenwood filed his patent. So why did Greenwood get the credit? Was it because he was the youngest to design earmuffs, or maybe it was his personality that made him a marketing genius. In any case, Farmington, Maine remembers him with a parade every December. And Meghan McCarthy tells his fascinating story with humor and very interesting facts.
Reviewed by: caroll
Date read: 2/13/2016
ISBN-13: 9781481406376
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Earth:  Feeling the Heat

Brenda Guiberson (2010), 32 pages
Illustrated by Chad Wallace
Audience: 1st Grade - 4th Grade
Category: Animal, Nonfiction, Picture Books
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The Earth is getting warmer, and the change in climate is affecting life cycles and food chains around the world. You've heard about the polar bears' ice melting away. What about the problems for the puffins, bi-colored dart frogs, caribou, and even the Bengal tigers? Who can help? You can! Read this book and find out how.
Reviewed by: mec
Date read: 6/1/2011
ISBN-13: 9780805077193
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