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Girls Standing on Lawns
Hardcover - English

Girls Standing on Lawns is a unique collaboration between renowned artist and bestselling children's book author Maira Kalman and New York Times bestselling writer Daniel Handler, better known as Lemony Snicket. This clever book contains 40 vintage photographs from the collection of The Museum of Modern Art, New York, more than a dozen original paintings by Kalman inspired by the photographs, and brief, lyrical texts by Handler. Poetic and thought-provoking, Girls Standing on Lawns is a meditation on memories, childhood, nostalgia, home, family, and the act of seeing. The gorgeous visual material sets the stage for what Handler succinctly describes as "a photograph, a painting, a sentence, a pose." Girls, women, families, and even pets from days gone by grace the pages, looking out at us, enticing readers to imagine these people, their lives--and where they have gone.

Praise for Girls Standing on Lawns
"Kalman supplements the mostly black-and-white, anonymous, amateur snapshots with colorful paintings inspired by the photographs. Handler adds alternately wry, pithy, poignant--and always succinct--commentary to most spreads, inviting readers to ponder the people and scenes as well as their own family photos."
--Booklist

"Handler provides free verse that is both spare and sparse throughout the collection, contextualizing the thematic groupings and offering imaginative insight into what might have motivated the preservation of such frozen moments. The project is interesting and the images thought provoking."
--The Bulletin of The Center for Children's Books

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ADDITIONAL INFO

ISBN
EAN
9780870709081
Publisher
Publication Date
06/05/2014
Pages
64
Dimension
20.57cm x 15.49cm x 1.02cm
Age Group
10 and above
Grades
5th Grade to UP
Lexile Level
0
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About Author

Kalman, Maira
MAIRA KALMAN is an illustrator, author and designer who has written and illustrated a dozen children's books, including Lemony Snicket's 13 Words. Her artwork has been featured on the cover of The New Yorker, and she has been a visual columnist for The New York Times. She lives in New York City.

Handler, Daniel
DANIEL HANDLER is the author of the novels The Basic Eight, Watch Your Mouth and, as Lemony Snicket, the bestselling collection of children's novels entitled A Series of Unfortunate Events, which has sold more than sixty million copies worldwide, has been translated into thirty-nine languages and was adapted into a feature film starring Jim Carrey and Meryl Streep.
Meister, Sarah Hermanson
Meister is Associate Curator in the Department of Photography at The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

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