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This is one of George Washington's big adventures. Christmas night 1776 - They are crossing the river to Trenton where the enemy army is.
Drawing is experiencing an unparalleled surge in the art world. Passé notions that once defined drawing as being a preparatory stage for painting or sculpture have long since been cast aside. Drawing is now fully recognized as its own art form--in the biennials, art fairs, museum exhibitions, and beyond. Drawing has come of age. Contemporary artists are increasingly discovering that drawing is something unique and different from painting. It is an intense, sensitive, compelling, personal, and utterly direct art form, one with its own concepts, characteristics, and techniques. In addition, contemporary drawing is not governed by any particular imagery, but rather encompasses a variety of approaches, including realist, abstract, modernist, and post-modernist. Contemporary Drawing delves into the essential and far-reaching concepts of this medium, exploring surface, mark, space, composition, scale, materials, and intentionality in turn. Key techniques, such as using nature to induce marks and working with a checklist to determine a drawing's problems, are introduced throughout. Plus, an in-depth chapter examines a number of artists, such as William Kentridge and Gego, who are breaking traditional boundaries that separate one artistic discipline from another.Lushly illustrated by a wide range of highly accomplished contemporary artists, Contemporary Drawing offers a broad perspective on this expansive and energized field of art. From the Hardcover edition.
The general relationship and special friendships that have developed between these playful mammals and humans provides the framework for this easy reader. Facts about physical characteristics, social structure, and intelligence are adequately presented along with information about "Dolphin Safe" tuna fishing and canning.
This collection of true dog stories will fascinate young readers. Dox finds jewels, and criminals. Grip picks pockets, and Barry rescues people from the snow. Adventure, suspense, and animals are all here.
Five wonderful, true stories about real horses--a Morgan, a Mustang, a wild pony, a performing horse, and even a donkey.
A Scholastic biography of Frederick Douglass, a slave who managed to escape to the North. After reaching freedom, Douglass became an abolitionist, orator, journalist, and one of the most famous freedom fighters of all time. Photos.
This readable story was revised in 1981 to include the last years of Meir's life. It presents her years in the kibbutz and as prime minister, helping to establish the independent state of Israel.
From the back cover: How does a blind boy or girl read a book? Helen Keller first learned to read by feeling raised letter with her finder tips. Later she learned the special raised dot alphabet called braille.
For twenty- year- old Annie Sullivan, life had been one hardship after another. All alone and half blind, she grew up in a poorhouse with only her pride and determination to sustain her. Even though the odds were against her, she would never allow her handicaps to defeat her. That is until she meets Helen Keller. The world is a dark and silent prison for little Helen. she cannot see or hear or speak. To Annie falls the incredible task of teaching Helen how to read, to write - to live a full life. Is Annie up to this incredible challenge? Can she dare to dream of accomplishing a miracle ? This is the true story of Annie's and Helen's courage and determination to succeed. - Back cover.
An inspiring portrait of a man who changed the course of American history.
Louis was 12 years old and blind, but he made up his mind that he was going to invent an easy way for all blind people to read and write. It took him 3 years to work out his alphabet of raised dots.
Opo gave children rides on her back; Spray was the first dolphin born in a tank; Doris and Buzz talked to each other; and Tuffy was trained to save lives. Readers meet these charming creatures and others while learning how dolphins survive.
Fear gripped her and held her captive in a prison of traumatic gloom until she met someone who would change her life. Author Margaret Davidson reveals the secrets of her childhood and the key to liberty in her new release, Scars Don't Hurt.
A readable, interesting biography of the famous inventor, paying equal attention to his scientific achievements, his personal life, and his lifelong work with the deaf. There are several odd omissions, though, including why Bell adopted the middle name Graham; the spilled-acid aspect of the first telephone message and Bell's demonstration of the telephone before Queen Victoria.
Ben Franklin was an amazing American because he was a printer and businessman who created Poor Richard's Almanac the inventor of the lightning rod and the Franklin stove a community leader who started the first public library in America. A statesman who helped to gain our country's freedom from the British. These are only a few ways in which Ben was amazing. This book tells you much more about him.
One brave black player named Jackie Robinson worked to change the "rules," so that all races could have the opportunity to fulfill their dreams on the baseball diamond--or anywhere. This is Jackie Robinson's story.
An accessible biography that explains the basic scientific principles behind Edison's discoveries as well as his joys, tragedies, and amazing successes.
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