Lily Brown's Paintings by Angela Johnson

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Author Angela Johnson and illustrator E. B. Lewis combine their award-winning talents to create a dazzling celebration of family and creativity.

When Lily Brown paints, her world starts to change . . .
trees wear hats and drink tea, people walk upside down, and apples sing all the way home from the store.
It's Lily Brown's world, and it's wondrous.
A little paint and a lot of love bring imagination to life in this captivating picture book. Angela Johnson's lyrical writing compliments E. B. Lewis' delightful watercolors. This book marks a different approach for E. B. Lewis' artwork as his images imitate the great artists, such as Van Gogh and Matisse.

About Angela Johnson

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Angela Johnson was born in Tuskegee, Alabama, but raised in Windham, Ohio; the only girl in a family of five. She now lives in Northeastern Ohio in a hundred year old house full of plants. When not writing she travels. On one of her trips to the California desert the inspiration for her first novel, Toning the Sweep came about. E. B. Lewis Won a Caldecott Honor for COMING ON HOME SOON by Jacqueline Woodson. He has also won the Coretta Scott King Award and Coretta Scott King Honor three times. He graduated from Temple University's Tyler School of Art and now teaches at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Mr Lewis lives in Folsom, New Jersey. Visit to learn more.
Published January 1, 2007 by Orchard Books. 32 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Travel, Children's Books.

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Lily Brown “loves her mama, daddy, and baby brother and the world they live in,” but nothing compares to her passion for painting, an act that “makes her world start to change.” The universe becomes “a big colorful splash”: stars from the sky patronize sidewalk cafés, trees wear hats and antelope...

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Lewis's (The Other Side ) watercolors are equally rapturous, whether he's working in a sumptuous realistic style (for Lily's everyday life) or in the cheery naïf manner of Lily herself.

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The style of the illustrations differs based on what world Lily is in the world she has painted or the world she lives in.

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