By Jen Bryant
Synopsis from Amazon:
A Robert F. Sibert Honor Book
Winner of the Schneider family members publication Award
[b]An ALA-ALSC remarkable Children's Book
Winner of the NCTE Orbis Pictus Award for impressive Nonfiction for Children
As a toddler within the past due 1800s, Horace Pippin enjoyed to attract: He enjoyed the texture of the charcoal because it slid around the ground. He enjoyed whatever within the room and making it come alive back in entrance of him. He drew photos for his sisters, his classmates, his co-workers. Even in the course of W.W.I, Horace crammed his notebooks with drawings from the trenches . . . till he was once shot. Upon his go back domestic, Horace couldn't raise his correct arm, and couldn't make any artwork. Slowly, with plenty of perform, he regained use of his arm, till once more, he used to be in a position to paint--and paint, and paint! quickly, people-including the well-known painter N. C. Wyeth-started noticing Horace's artwork, and sooner than lengthy, his work have been displayed in galleries and museums around the country.
Jen Bryant and Melissa candy workforce up once more to percentage this inspiring tale of a self-taught painter from humble beginnings who regardless of many hindrances, used to be eventually capable of do what he enjoyed, and be well-known for who he used to be: an artist.
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Fairies and fairy tales invaded the cultural scene, serving, in popular science works, I contend, to bridge the gap between old and new visions of nature and manage shifts in the understanding of natural history. This idea is manifest in many essays dealing with new scientiﬁc methods following the advent of evolutionary theory. Imagination – presented here as ‘fancy’, by the anthropologist and ethnologist Daniel Wilson, writing in 1873, the two terms being sometimes used interchangeably – was at the centre of the debate: in those stages of real or hypothetical evolution, and the transitional states of being which their assumption involves, fancy has to play its part .
25 As I shall demonstrate, however, Kingsley’s, and later Buckley’s, appeal to wonder through the motifs and characters of the literary fairy tale constitutes more than just a reduction of scale. Unlike Gosse’s approach to nature in his Romance of Natural History, their use of fairies and fairy-tale motifs to enhance the beauty and wonders of the natural world is also, I will argue, a means of dealing with tensions, in particular those related to the crisis of faith which followed the publication of Darwin’s On the Origin of Species.
The vignette quoted above also recalls how the expansion of railroads, enabling the discovery of new sights (and unknown territories, like new lands discovered by British explorers), was accompanied by the fad for sea-side studies, from shell collecting to fern cultivation, inviting people to explore (and plunder) littoral zones. Glaucus was originally an article reviewing recently published books on sea life, including Philip Henry Gosse’s A Naturalist’s Rambles on the Devonshire Coast (1853) and The Aquarium (1854), which was published in the North British Review in 1854 and expanded into a book the following year.
A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin by Jen Bryant