Grades 3 - 5
Grade level Equivalent: 4.9
Lexile® Measure: Not Available
Guided Reading: P
- Arts and Creativity
- African American
About This Book
Can you guess what types of paintings African-American artist Jacob Lawrence created? As a boy growing up in Harlem, Jacob learned to draw while attending a day-care center. Discover how this amazing artist went from painting cardboard boxes to becoming one of today's most important storytellers and artists.
These books are without a doubt the definitive — and most entertaining — biographies of artists for young readers. Author/artist Mike Venezia provides hilarious, cartoon-style illustrations to complement his easy-to-read text and full-color reproductions of the masters' artwork. Now printed in a dozen different languages worldwide, and with more than two million copies of the English editions sold, these books have helped countless children around the world "get to know" the world's greatest artists!
• Perfect for art appreciation studies
• Excellent preparation for a museum trip
• Photo captions include where famous historical works of art can be viewed