Illustrations by Christy Hale
It’s art month--let’s meet some artists. Young Ansel Adams just can’t sit still at home or at school; he loves exploring the outdoors near his home on California’s Golden Gate Beach. Luckily, Ansel’s father understands, has him tutored--and gives him a camera. Share the boyhood experiences that will influence Adams’s future--a season ticket to the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition introduces him to contemporary art and spectacle; trips to Yosemite make him aware of sunrise, grandeur, and moonlit night. He snaps everything in black and white! Track the adult Adams on his commission by the government to photograph the natural wonders of America--caverns, rivers, mountains, and monuments. Playful, poetic text adds humor and drama to Hale’s expansive collages celebrating Adams’s fascination with nature in a palette of browns, greens, and blues. Revel in his stunning black-and-white photographs: images of shimmering clouds, towering rocks, and light, Light, LIGHT. Truly, Adams is the Turner of photography!
2016, Ages 5 to 9
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Recommended by: Barbara Talcroft
Barbara Talcroft reviews children’s books professionally for childrenslit.com and for Children’s Literature Comprehensive Database. She has a Master’s degree in International Children’s Literature. She also has many years’ experience as a teacher. Barbara is one of the founders of LANTERN and its past chairperson.