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by Lisa Diercks,Barbara Elleman

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ISBN:
0618003428
Author:
Lisa Diercks,Barbara Elleman
Category:
Arts & Literature
Language:
English
Publisher:
HMH Books for Young Readers; First Edition edition (October 10, 2002)
Pages:
144 pages
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1659 kb
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Rating:
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Virginia Lee Burton’s name may bring to mind a steam shovel and a man called Mike Mulligan.

Virginia Lee Burton’s name may bring to mind a steam shovel and a man called Mike Mulligan. She shows how Burton's perfectionism shaped her art, which is characterized by organic movement, rooted in the rhythms of nature, and has "survival through change" as its constant theme. A generous selection of family photos and full-color art from Burton's published and unpublished work, laid out in a handsome, open page design, accompanies the text. This welcome tribute to a beloved artist should be a first purchase.

Virginia Lee Burton's name may bring to mind a steam shovel and a man called Mike Mulligan, a charming little .

Virginia Lee Burton's name may bring to mind a steam shovel and a man called Mike Mulligan, a charming little house, and a snowplow named Katy. Yet to speak only of Burton's achievements as a picture book creator would be to paint only part of the canvas of her life. She was also a dancer, an illustrator for an early Boston newspaper, and a musician, designer, sculptor, and printmaker. Together with her husband George Demetrios, Virginia enjoyed a full life. Well-known children's literature expert Barbara Elleman introduces the exuberant life, art, and books of Virginia Lee Burton, complemented by family photographs, illustrations, and other images of her inspiring work.

Virginia Lee Burton: A Life in Art by Barbara Elleman looks at the artist close up, from her early stints as a dancer and newspaper illustrator, to the founding of Folly Cove Designers /(where she was a top producer of hand-crafted textiles/), to her career as a writer and illustrator of books for children. Family photos, original sketches and reproductions of Burton's manuscripts /(with text recorded by a manual typewriter/) personalize the offering.

Excellent biography on the woman, Virginia Lee Burton- from Gloucester- who wrote Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel. I recently visited my family in Glouceste. There are two very successful women author/illustrators whose endearing children's books were a result of their rather unconventional lifest

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Recipient Jeremiah Ludington award Educational Paperback Association, 1996, Hope S. Dean award Foundation Children's Literature, 1996. Tomie depaola (his art and his stories) book+pamphlet. Publicity chair International Board Books for Young People Congress, Williamsburg, Virginia, 1990. Board trustees Eric Carle Museum Picture Book Art, since 2004.

Barbara Elleman's biography of Virginia Burton is short on loving anecdotes, but includes everything you want or need to know about Burton the artist and designer; the subtitle "a life in art" is an appropriate one. It's clear that art was EVERYTHING to Jinnie Burton, it formed her as a wife, . . It's clear that art was EVERYTHING to Jinnie Burton, it formed her as a wife, a mother, a colleague, and a writer

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Virginia Lee Burton won the Caldecott Medal in 1943 for her memorable picture book The Little House, a.

Virginia Lee Burton won the Caldecott Medal in 1943 for her memorable picture book The Little House, a poignant story of a cute country cottage that becomes engulfed by the city that grows up around it. The house has an expressive face of windows and doors, and even the feelings of a person, so she’s sad when she’s surrounded by the dirty, noisy city’s hustle and bustle: She missed the field of daisies, and the apple trees dancing in the moonlight. With an introduction by Barbara Elleman, author of Virginia Lee Burton: A Life in Art,this handsome collection commemorates four of Burton’s most popular stories, each featured complete and unabridged.

Virginia Lee Burton’s name may bring to mind a steam shovel and a man called Mike Mulligan, a charming little . She was a complicated person, and Barbara Elleman's writing makes this a page-turner. It's a coffee table book that will be read over and over! 0. Report.

She was a complicated person, and Barbara Elleman's writing makes this a page-turner.

Virginia Lee Burton’s name may bring to mind a steam shovel and a man called Mike Mulligan, a charming little house, and a snowplow named Katy. Yet to speak only of Burton’s achievements as a picture book creator would be to paint only part of the canvas of her life. She was also a dancer, an illustrator for an early Boston newspaper, and a musician, designer, sculptor, and printmaker. Together with her husband George Demetrios, Virginia enjoyed a full life. They raised two sons, gardened and kept sheep, entertained friends, and taught art and design classes. Led by Burton, the design classes made up of local artists evolved into the Folly Cove Designers. A cooperative of sorts, this group created elaborately intricate designs of rural scenes and other natural elements, which they would carve into linoleum and print onto fabrics. Simultaneously, Burton began her career in children’s book writing and illustration. The early success of her first books, Choo Choo, Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel, and The Little House, as well as other books was an auspicious beginning for Burton, and the books have become classic and lasting examples of the fine art of children’s book creation. Well-known children’s literature expert Barbara Elleman introduces the exuberant life, art, and books of Virginia Lee Burton, complemented by family photographs, illustrations, and other images of her inspiring work.
  • Dikus
I enjoyed this book and recommend it to fans of the books of Virginia Lee Burton. The book is beautiful enough to go on the shelf next to your collection of Burton's books. I knew almost nothing about Virginia Lee Burton herself, but this book gave me what I wanted to know about her life and work. Burton put a lot of design work into her books. The books were created by her, from the endpapers to the way the print appeared on the page. Her design career is also explained. Also, Disney did a film of The Little House that I never knew existed. The author was not happy with the film, but we will always have her wonderful book. I love how the book explains that Burton read her works in progress to her two boys as a way of knowing if the story held a child's attention. If you love Children's Literature, or are thinking about writing for children, this is a wonderful resource.
  • Ochach
This book was written by well-known children’s literature expert Barbara Elleman. She introduces the exuberant life, art, and complemented by family photographs, illustrations, and other images of her inspiring work. I love to read it.
  • Kalrajas
This book is one of the most interesting biographies! It bring this wonderful author alive with many anecdotes about the woman who gave us The Little House and Mike Mulligan. She was a complicated person, and Barbara Elleman's writing makes this a page-turner. It's a coffee table book that will be read over and over!
  • Samulkis
Bought it and resold it very fast !
  • Andromajurus
As an artist working in lino cuts for now, I find this story truly inspiring. Even more so, as a lifelong fan of ALL of Burton's book, it's the story I've always wondered about, the woman who was able to so beautifully visualize the fantastic stories and successfully create gorgeous illustrations that fill the viewer/reader with a sense of wonder. I still love all of her books and it's so much fun to learn about her fascinating life.
  • Runeshaper
I've long been a fan of Virginia Lee Burton. "The Little House" is one of my mother's favorite books of all time, and that love has passed down to me. I've also discovered other books by Burton that I hadn't been aware of while growing up - such as "Life Story" and "Song of Robin Hood."

Elleman's book has some wonderfully intimate photographs, selections of prints from the Folly Cover Designers and good readings of Burton's classic picture books, all of which are still in print.

The only thing about the book that puzzles me is the lack of context. There are a lot of similarities between Burton's designs and the work being done -somewhat earlier -by British artists such as Eric Gill and Eric Ravilious. Also, there is a noticeable overlap in Burton's work with a lot of contemporary art going on in Britain at the time as well. Was this coincidental? Probably not, and I wish the book had put Burton against the tapestry of these artists as well. I don't think it would have diminished Burton's accomplishments but enhanced them.

Still, we are lucky to have this book about Burton because it really is a gem and has a place of honor on my shelf as a tribute to a very talented and beloved artist.
  • Vizuru
very interesting book!