Big Machines: The Story of Virginia Lee Burton

by Sherri Duskey Rinker, John Rocco

Available 09/05/2017

In this loving tribute to Virginia Lee Burton, New York Times bestselling creators Sherri Duskey Rinker and John Rocco pay homage to the storied life of one of the most beloved author/illustrators in children’s literature.

  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN-13/ EAN: 9780544715578
  • ISBN-10: 0544715578
  • Pages: 48
  • Publication Date: 09/05/2017
  • Carton Quantity: 44
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  • About the Book
    In this loving tribute to Virginia Lee Burton, the New York Times best-selling creators Sherri Duskey Rinker and John Rocco pay homage to the storied life of one of the most beloved creators in children’s literature.
     
    Everyone in Folly Cove knows Virginia Lee as “Jinnee.” With her magical wands she can draw whatever she imagines, but for her sons Aris and Michael, she draws the most wonderful characters of all: BIG MACHINES with friendly names like Mary Anne, Maybelle, and Katy. Her marvelous magical wands can make anything move—even a cheerful Little House.   
      
     
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    ? "The beautiful symbiosis of text and art works on several levels—as a biography, a study of the artist's creative process, and a demonstration of the themes of change and survival evident in Burton's picture books. Alive, bursting with color and action, this volume introduces Virginia Lee Burton to a new generation of big machine enthusiasts." —Kirkus, starred review 

     

    ? ". . . [E]nchanting portrayal of Virginia Lee Burton . . . Prime material for classroom author studies and a lively, imaginative introduction to Burton’s classic picture books." —Booklist, starred review

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