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Action Figures
ISBN: 9780761341406
Author: Raczka, Bob
Publisher: Millbrook Pr
Published: September 2009
Retail: $25.32    OUR PRICE: $2.99
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Binding Type: Hardcover
Annotation: In these eighteen action-packed paintings, Raczka covers a wide range of times, places, and artistic styles. From Saint George and the Dragon (1470) by Paolo Uccello to Watson and the Shark (1782) by John Singleton Copley to BLAM (1962) by Roy Lichtenstein, this is art that will get your heart racing!
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Art - Painting
Dewey: 704.942
LCCN: 2008053976
Series: Bob Raczka's Art Adventures
Target Grade: 1-2
Grade level: 1-2
Physical Information: 0.50" H x 50.00" L x 8.25" W
Bargain Category: Upper Elementary, Picture Books, History, Early Elementary, Art/Music
Grade level(s): 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Contributor Bio(s): Raczka, Robert: - Bob Raczka and his wife Amy are the co-creators of three masterpieces: Robert, Carl and Emma. They live in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, with their dog Rufus, who is also a piece of work. As a boy, Bob loved to draw--especially dinosaurs, cars, and airplanes. He also enjoyed making paper airplanes and model rockets. He's a lifelong Cubs fan. Thanks to good grades (and some help from his high school art teachers) he went to college at the University of Illinois, where he majored in art. On a whim, Bob took an advertising copywriting class and loved it. When he graduated, he became an advertising writer. But when his first child, Robert, was born, he rediscovered children's books and thought, "I want to do this." So Bob began sending out manuscripts and collecting rejection letters. Five years later, he sold his first manuscript, a book about art called No One Saw. Little did he know, it would become the first book in his ongoing series, Bob Raczka's Art Adventures.
Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2009 October)

Gr 1–6—Eighteen paintings, and not a bowl of fruit in sight. Whether it is the knockout punch of George Bellows's Dempsey and Firpo or the fiery blasts of Diego Rivera's The Conquest of Mexico, this art is not about sitting still. Raczka threads selections together using few words: "Dragon Slayers/Baseball Players/Big Top Swingers/Stone Slingers." Similar in format to his Art Is… (Millbrook, 2003), the book includes works in various styles, dating from 1450 to 1962. Rounded out with some fun facts about the selections, this enjoyable collection presents an array of action-packed art fit for independent perusal or group discussion.—Lisa Glasscock, Columbine Public Library, Littleton, CO

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