The Iridescence of Birds: A Book About Henri Matisse

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The Iridescence of Birds: A Book About Henri Matisse

by Patricia MacLachlan

Illustrations by Hadley Hooper

First Release:

February 2015

ISBN: 9781596439481

Young Henri mixed paints, arranged fruits and flowers, and kept pigeons whose colors “changed with the light.” Is it a surprise that he “grew up to be a fine painter”? Author’s note. Illustrator’s note. Suggestions for further reading. Full-color illustrations were created using a combination of relief printmaking and digital techniques.

  • ISBN: 9781596439481
    Format: Print Book
    Edition: Hardcover edition
    Publisher: Roaring Brook
    Page Count: 40
    Trim Size: 9" x 11"
    Dewey Classification: 759.4 B
    Accelerated Reader: Level: 2.6, Points: 0.5
    Lexile: Level: AD470L
    Awards & Honors: SLJ Best Books 2014, Picture Books; Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2014, Picture Books;Booklist Editors’ Choice 2014, Nonfiction, Young Readers; ALA Notable Books for Children 2015, Younger Readers; 2015 Top 10 Books for Youth, Biographies; Capitol Choices 2015
    Genre: Nonfic
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