Atlantic by G. Brian Karas

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Here is the story of the mighty Atlantic-constantly changing shape and size and always traveling, pulled by tides and moved by storms. The Atlantic Ocean's mystery and depth have always fascinated explorers and fishermen, just as its power and beauty have inspired artists and poets.

Reflected in G. Brian Karas's sparkling text and paintings that seem a natural extension of the ocean's narrative, the Atlantic's voice is a celebration of natural wonder.
 

About G. Brian Karas

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Children's author and illustrator, G. Brian Karas was born in Milford, Connecticut. He attended Paier School of Art and graduated with highest honors. After school, he worked as a greeting card artist and a commercial illustrator. Home on the Bayou, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor, was his first illustrated book. Since then, he has illustrated over seventy books for children. Titles authored and/or illustrated by Karas have won numerous other awards. Saving Sweetness written by Diane Stanley was a Capitol Choices Noteworthy Book for Children in 1996, received a Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books Blue Ribbon in 1996, and was a School Library Journal Best Book of 1996. Like Butter On Pancakes by Jonathan London was a School Library Journal Best Book of 1995. The Class Artist, written and illustrated by Mr. Karas, was a Smithsonian Magazines Notable Book for Children in 2001 and received the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio 2002 Best Book Gold Award.
 
Published April 15, 2002 by Putnam Juvenile. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference. Fiction

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Descriptions of the water and overviews of natural processes combine to make this a unique presentation of the story of the Atlantic Ocean.

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" 'I am the Atlantic Ocean,' announces the watery narrator of this artistically intriguing book," wrote PW .

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The Atlantic's voice is child-centered ("I stretch from the icy poles/ North and South/ I rub shoulders with North America/ and bump into Africa"), and Karas populates the gouache, acrylic and pencil illustrations with wistful, cartoon-like children.

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