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A Sunday on la Grande Jatte-1884 continues to fascinate art lovers over a century since Georges Seurat painted and first displayed it - so much so that it alone will form the basis of an entire exhibit at the world-famous Art Institute of Chicago. Award-winning author Robert Burleigh uses this extraordinary painting to give young children a compelling look at Seurat’s life and introduce them to the post-impressionist art technique Seurat invented - pointillism, in which a picture is constructed from dots of pure color that blend at a distance into recognizable shapes and various color tones.
Part biography, part art appreciation, Seurat and La Grande Jatte tells the story behind the story depicted on the canvas of a busy park on a Sunday afternoon in 1884, and encourages children to discover their own methods of self-expression.
In 1934, Admiral Richard Byrd spent a season by himself in a small cabin in Antarctica, recording the weather and confronting life, completely alone, in harsh conditions. Robert Burleigh's text is supplemented with excerpts from Admiral Byrd's firsthand account of how he survived, and dramatic illustrations capture the courage of Byrd's amazing ordeal.
Experience all the drama of Charles Lindbergh's history-making flight on May 20, 1927 as you travel along with the first pilot to fly solo across the Atlantic. Follow the courage and endurance of one man who dared to make his dream come true. Full color.