Edgar Degas

From the Set The World's Greatest Artists

Introduces Edgar Degas as one of the greatest Impressionist artists by exploring the multiple techniques he used to create oil paintings, pastel drawings, and sculptures.

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Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 3
Dewey 92
Lexile 620
ATOS Reading Level 4.2
Guided Reading Level S
Language English
Publisher The Child's World, Inc.
Format Reinforced book, Hosted ebook
ISBN 9781626873490, 9781631436352
Copyright 2015, 2015
Number of Pages 24, 24
Dimensions 8 x 9.5, 8 x 9.5
Graphics Full-color photographs, Full-color illustrations

A noteworthy review of The World's Greatest Artists from School Library Journal on November 1, 2014

This series offers an ideal blend of excellent writing and strong historical and technical information about the materials and methods of art. It is unfortunate that there is only one woman artist featured here (Mary Cassatt), but the selection is rich in other ways. Each page includes attractive reproductions of masterpieces sprinkled with snarky cartoon commentary (‘Maybe he should use more colors!’ says a child on the cover of Rembrandt, studying a muddy self-portrait of the artist). The authors have skillfully interjected a tone of humor into the solid, useful information: The cartoons capture the authentic voice of young viewers, who might not immediately appreciate fine art, while the narrative voice is earnest and scholarly, pushing children toward deeper analysis. The authors excel at using concrete sensory detail to lead kids through images. If paired with a series that includes more women and artists of color, these will be valued staples.

Author: Linda Cernak

Linda Cernak is an independent writer of children's classroom readers, student textbooks, and nonfiction books for young readers. Since 1994, she has published numerous children's books in the subject areas of social studies, science, and the arts. Her list of published works also includes a series of fiction readers for elementary-grade students.

Illustrator: JT Morrow

JT Morrow has been an illustrator for over twenty years and has won several awards. He specializes in creating parodies and imitations of the old and modern masters. Mr. Morrow lives just south of San Francisco with his wife and daughter.