Henri's Scissors by Jeanette Winter

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This soaringly sentimental resolution notwithstanding, the book is a charming introduction to a widely reproduced, child-friendly artist, one that children will assuredly encounter and affirmingly embrace.
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Step into the colorful world of Henri Matisse and his magnificent paper cutouts!

In a small weaving town in France, a young boy named Henri-Emile Matisse drew pictures everywhere, and when he grew up, he moved to Paris and became a famous artist who created paintings that were adored around the world. But late in life a serious illness confined him to a wheelchair, and amazingly, it was from there that he created among his most beloved works—enormous and breathtaking paper cutouts.

Based on the life of Henri Matisse, this moving and inspirational picture book biography includes a note from the author, dynamic quotes from Matisse himself, and an illuminating look at a little-known part of a great artist’s creative process.
 

About Jeanette Winter

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JEANETTE WINTER has written and illustrated almost 50 books for children, including The Watcher: Jane Goodall's Life with the Chimps, Diego (New York Times Best Illustrated Book, Parents' Choice Award winner, and Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies), Emily Dickinson's Letters to the World (New York Times Notable Book, Parents' Choice Silver Medal), The Librarian of Basra (ALA Notable Book), My Name Is Georgia (Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year, ALA Notable, Booklist Editors' Choice), and Mama (Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book, Society of Illustrators Silver Medal). Her art with flat colors and perspectives in the folk art tradition has brought her many honors.
 
Published August 27, 2013 by Beach Lane Books. 40 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Children's Books.
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Kirkus

Above average
on May 22 2013

This soaringly sentimental resolution notwithstanding, the book is a charming introduction to a widely reproduced, child-friendly artist, one that children will assuredly encounter and affirmingly embrace.

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Publishers Weekly

Excellent
on May 27 2013

Old age can be fertile and useful, Winter implies; disability doesn’t mean the end of creating...All of these messages lie obliquely in the text, but even readers who don’t dig that deep will share Matisse’s joy.

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