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Book Title: Water Dance|
The author of the book: Thomas Locker
Date of issue: April 1st 2002
ISBN 13: 9780152163969
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 847 KB
Edition: HMH Books for Young Readers
Read full description of the books Water Dance:This book shows the reader what the water cycle is in a short fun way. Each page is a poem about a certain thing that is in the picture that goes along with that specific section. For example, there is a picture of a place in the mountains and the poem describes the mountain stream that is also in the picture. Below the poem, there is a single sentence that explains what the author was describing. Despite the story mainly made up of poems, it still has a storyline to follow, which is the water cycle. The images really help to show the water cycle better than words can.
This book is a good way to teach children the water cycle. The poem and the pictures go really well together since the poem describes the image. The text and image are on separate pages and are both surrounded by the same border. Each poem is short and to the point. Many descriptive words are used. Poems tend to have rhyming words in it but this one doesn't really have rhyming words. The pictures are very realistic and makes you feel that you are seeing the real thing wherever you are. At the bck of the book, it is stated that the images are done in oil on canvas.
Read information about the authorThomas Locker was one of the major American painters of the past century. In a career that spanned almost 60 years, he had over 75 solo exhibitions. His work ranged from the delicate to the monumental, but all had one thing in common: the beauty of the natural world. He had a deep appreciation for the elusive link between the human spirit and the sublime force of nature.
He spent his entire life in service to his two great passions: painting and nature. Through widespread exhibition of his artwork and publication of his illustrated children’s books, Mr. Locker touched the hearts and minds of countless people.
Mr. Locker’s early paintings were poetic landscapes. Dr. Joshua C. Taylor, former director of the National Collection of Fine Arts for the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., wrote, "Although Locker’s landscapes are not glimpses of a new Arcadia, the quotation from the past re-emphasizes their cerebral play. They call attention less to Nature than to the complex intermingling of perception and thought in the mind of man. Suddenly, seeing becomes thinking, and thinking a delight to the age."
In 1982, Thomas Locker’s career took on a new and even broader dimension. In an effort to connect with a wider audience and educate younger minds, he began work on his first children’s picture book, Where the River Begins. Today, Mr. Locker’s exceptional paintings and illustrations grace the pages of some 30 different books, several of which he also wrote. These unique books have been honoured with numerous awards, including the prestigious Christopher Award, the John Burroughs Award, and the New York Times Award for best illustration.
Thomas Locker’s landscapes have a quality all their own. His years of experimentation and research into the glazing techniques and paint chemistry of traditional European painting have enabled him to achieve a new vision of the traditional for a non-traditional age.
His books have received many awards, including the John Burroughs Young Reader Award, NCTE Notable Trade Books in the Language Arts, NSTA-CBS Outstanding Science Trade Book for Children, the Christopher Award, and others.
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