How to Paint the Portrait of a Bird ePub download
by Jacques Prevert,Mordicai Gerstein
- ISBN: 1596432152
- ISBN13: 978-1596432154
- ePub: 1830 kb | FB2: 1684 kb
- Language: English
- Category: Arts Music & Photography
- Publisher: Roaring Brook Press; Translation edition (December 10, 2007)
- Pages: 40
- Rating: 4.4/5
- Votes: 437
- Format: txt lit rtf mobi
This petite, elegant picture book, featuring Gerstein's translation of a 1949 poem by French surrealist Prévert, delivers a. .
This petite, elegant picture book, featuring Gerstein's translation of a 1949 poem by French surrealist Prévert, delivers a mind-stretching allegory of artistic creation. Jacques Prevert (1900-1977) was a French poet and screenwriter. Mordicai Gerstein is the author and illustrator of The Man Who Walked Between the Towers, winner of the Caldecott Medal, and has had four books named New York Times Best Illustrated Books of the Year. Gerstein was born in Los Angeles in 1935.
Find sources: "Mordicai Gerstein" – news · newspapers · books · scholar . How to Paint the Portrait of a Bird (2007), by Jacques Prévert (1900–1977).
Find sources: "Mordicai Gerstein" – news · newspapers · books · scholar · JSTOR (September 2019) (Learn how and when to remove this template message). Gerstein has also illustrated numerous books by other writers, including: Frankenstein Moved In On The Fourth Floor (1981), by Elizabeth Levy. Something Queer Is Going On (1973 to 2003), mystery series by Elizabeth Levy.
Written by Jacques Prevert and Translated and Illustrated by Mordicai Gerstein. Hanging the Painting by the Window . 6. 5 in. End of the Day . Tomorrow You Can Paint Another One . Jacket Back . 5 9 in. Cover Background . Jacket Front Background Outtake . Jacket Foreground . Night Time with Moon . Setting Up the Canvas(Title Page) . First, Paint a Cage. With an Open Door . Then, in the Cage, Paint Something for the Bird . Something Useful and Beautiful . Then Take the Picture to a Garden .
Now paint the portrait of the tree with the prettiest branch for the bird. Paint the green leaves and the summer breeze. Paint the smell of the sunshine and the flowers, and the songs of the bees and the butterflies. Then wait for the bird to sing. If it doesn't sing, don't be sad. You did your best. But if the bird sings, it's a very good sign. It's a sign that you can sign. Now, I really like the Mordicai Gerstein book, in fact, I kinda love it. But in reality, it should not say "Illustration and Translation by Mordicai Gerstein" on the cover
Roaring Brook Press Written by Jacques Prevert Illustrated by Mordicai Gerstein.
Roaring Brook Press Written by Jacques Prevert Illustrated by Mordicai Gerstein. From School Library Journal: Gerstein's animated, whimsical, entertaining illustrations delightfully complement the spare, simple text and help readers understand that the creation of a work of art takes patience, determination, and perseverance. From Kirkus: Gerstein’s recognizable style seems at one with the lightness of Prévert’s intended whimsy. A double-page spread drolly depicts artistic endurance as the boy waits through passing seasons for his bird to come. With irresistible wit, this makes its point.
Gerstein sets the words of the French poet to pictures. Prévert's poem reads like a lighthearted manual for a young painter who wishes to paint an elusive bird. The boy follows instructions precisely-painting an inviting cage to be placed under a tree to await the bird. When the bird comes, the young artist is charged with erasing the cage and, in its place, painting a tree with a perfect branch upon which the bird can light and sing
The boy decides to paint a portrait of this bird. My daughter is a budding artist and the beauty of this book's cover called to us. This is not a how-to with step-by-step instructions for rendering feathers, but a colorful celebration of creativity and nature.
The boy decides to paint a portrait of this bird. The beauty of this story is how he goes about painting this portrait. When I read this to my 4 1/2-yr old, she was fascinated in the story. It speaks about having a goal, patience, the seasons, and respect for the natural progression of things. Be forewarned that some children will find it a little too quiet. To draw a bird, one must first draw a cage.
Mordicai Gerstein translator and illustrator. I appear to be the sole dissenting voice on GoodReads with regard to How To Paint The Portrait Of A Bird. The warm, vibrant colors delight the eye as does the royal blue of the bird who frequents each page. The lively red on the bird’s chest helps to spot him on each page. This book failed to move me. I didn't love the modern, scrawly illustrations by Gerstein.
Prévert, Jacques, 1900-1977; Gerstein, Mordicai, il. A child wakes up, puts up an easel, picks up a brush and paints-paints a perch, a tree, the warmth of the sun and the sound of the summer breeze-and a bird comes to the child and sings. no page number in the book.
Prévert, Jacques, 1900-1977; Gerstein, Mordicai, ill. Publication date.
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A child wakes up, puts up an easel, picks up a brush and paints--paints a perch, a tree, the warmth of the sun and the sound of the summer breeze, and eventually a bird comes and sings. This is both the most personal and the most universal of books from Caldecott Medal winner Mordicai Gerstin: a fable about art, wonder, and creativity that has a meaning and a message for every reader. Universal appeal and illustration rich in warmth, color and feeling make this jewel of a picture book a lovely choice for the gift-giving season.