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Action Figures
ISBN: 9780761341406
Author: Raczka, Bob
Publisher: Millbrook Pr
Published: September 2009
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Binding Type: Hardcover
Annotation: In these eighteen action-packed paintings, Raczka covers a wide range of times, places, and artistic styles. From Saint George and the Dragon (1470) by Paolo Uccello to Watson and the Shark (1782) by John Singleton Copley to BLAM (1962) by Roy Lichtenstein, this is art that will get your heart racing!
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Art
Library of Congress Subjects:
Human figure in art; Juvenile literature.
Movement, Aesthetics of; Juvenile literature.
Action in art; Juvenile literature.
Dewey: 704.9/42
LCCN: 2008053976
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 1-2, Age 6-7
Series: Bob Raczka's Art Adventures
Book type: Easy Non Fiction
Target Grade: 1-2
Grade level: 1-2
Physical Information: 0.50" H x 50.00" L x 8.25" W
Bargain Category: Upper Elementary, Picture Books, History, Early Elementary, Art/Music
Grade level(s): 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2009 October)

Gr 1–6—Eighteen paintings, and not a bowl of fruit in sight. Whether it is the knockout punch of George Bellows's Dempsey and Firpo or the fiery blasts of Diego Rivera's The Conquest of Mexico, this art is not about sitting still. Raczka threads selections together using few words: "Dragon Slayers/Baseball Players/Big Top Swingers/Stone Slingers." Similar in format to his Art Is… (Millbrook, 2003), the book includes works in various styles, dating from 1450 to 1962. Rounded out with some fun facts about the selections, this enjoyable collection presents an array of action-packed art fit for independent perusal or group discussion.—Lisa Glasscock, Columbine Public Library, Littleton, CO

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