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Martin's Big Words : The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Rappaport, Doreen

Published by Hyperion Books for Children, New York, NY, U.S.A., 2001
ISBN 10: 0786807148 / ISBN 13: 9780786807147
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Title: Martin's Big Words : The Life of Dr. Martin ...

Publisher: Hyperion Books for Children, New York, NY, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Hard Cover

Illustrator: Collier, Bryan (illustrator)

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Not Signed

Edition: 1st Edition


First printing. Caldecott Honor book, and wonderfully deserving. The collage style and the several stained glass windows illustrated throughout echo each other beautifully. The illustrations of US flags with broken lines and patches make me think how fraught with pain so much of America's history has been, but that it is, indeed, patched, lets me hope the ideals and the unity the flag symbolizes will one day win out. Inspiring. New and unread; FINE in a FINE dust jacket. No award stickers to the jacket. First Edition Stated; "1" in Number Line. Bookseller Inventory # 82012428

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Synopsis: This picture book biography of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. brings his life and the profound nature of his message to young children through his own words.
Martin Luther King, Jr., was one of the most influential and gifted speakers of all time. Doreen Rappaport uses quotes from some of his most beloved speeches to tell the story of his life and his work in a simple, direct way. Bryan Collier's stunning collage art combines remarkable watercolor paintings with vibrant patterns and textures. A timeline and a lsit of additional books and web sites help make this a standout biography of Dr. King.

Review: In this elegant pictorial biography of Martin Luther King Jr., author Doreen Rappaport combines her spare, lyrical text with King's own words for an effective, age-appropriate portrayal of one of the world's greatest civil rights leaders. From King's youth, when he looked up to his preacher father and vowed one day to "get big words, too," to his death at a garbage workers' strike ("On his second day there, he was shot. He died."), Rappaport imbues the story with reverence.

Acclaimed artist Bryan Collier depicts his subject with stunning watercolor and collage illustrations, balancing glorious recreations of stained glass windows with some of the more somber images of peace marchers and the famous bus that pitched Rosa Parks into the civil rights movement. A brief chronology and bibliography provide additional resources for readers. Here is an exquisite tribute to a world hero. (Ages 4 and older) --Emilie Coulter

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