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With a sense of showmanship echoing the spectacle of Waterhouse Hawkins's own public presentations, this dramatic biography brings the work of the nineteenth- century dinosaur artist to life. Using a rich palette, theatrical staging, and monumental dimensions, Selznick creates an exquisite balance between illustration and design in this distinguished marriage of science and art.
Hugo is a young orphan secretly living in the walls of a train station where he labors to complete a mysterious invention left by his father. In a work of more than five hundred pages, the suspenseful text and wordless double-page spreads narrate the tale in turns. Black-and-white pencil illustrations evoke the flickering images of the silent films to which the book pays homage.
Kerley's lyrical prose portrait of Whitman captures the remarkable humanity and compassion of this quintessentially American poet, while Selznick's evocative art, inspired by period photographs, breathes visual life into this moving tribute. This memorable account of Whitman's experiences before and during the Civil War is brilliantly supported by the poet's own words, as well as contemporary and later sources.
- Nonfiction, Poetry
- Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal 2005 (Honor Title)
- ISBN: 9780439357913
A gloriously designed and thoughtfully researched book, "When Marian Sang," encapsulates the life of famed African-American contralto Marian Anderson. Ryan's vibrant text melds perfectly with Selznick's sepia toned illustrations to portray Anderson's passion for singing and her perseverance in overcoming the barriers to both train and perform because of her race.
- Nonfiction, Arts, Performing Arts
- Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal 2003 (Honor Title)
- ISBN: 9780439269674