Tar Beach

Ringgold, Faith

Published by Crown, 1991
ISBN 10: 0517580306 / ISBN 13: 9780517580301
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4to. 32pp. Light shelf wear to dust jacket. Signed by author on first page in silver sharpie. Later edition of the well-loved book about a young girl's dream coming true on the roof of her Harlem home. Ringgold sustains an honored career as a painter, sculptor and mixed media artist as well as a children's book author and illustrator. This book won the Caldecott in 1991.* * * [Please note: additional postage fees may be required for oversized and/or international orders to be shipped.]. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: Illus. in full color. "Ringgold recounts the dream adventure of eight-year-old Cassie Louise Lightfoot, who flies above her apartment-building rooftop, the 'tar beach' of the title, looking down on 1939 Harlem. Part autobiographical, part fictional, this allegorical tale sparkles with symbolic and historical references central to African-American culture. The spectacular artwork resonates with color and texture. Children will delight in the universal dream of mastering one's world by flying over it. A practical and stunningly beautiful book."--(starred) Horn Book.  

About the Author: Faith Ringgold was born in Harlem, but now divides her time between New Jersey and La Jolla, California.  She is a professor of fine art at the University of California at San Diego, where she teaches for half of the year.

An artist of international renown, Faith is best known for her story quilts -- works that combine painting, quilted fabric, and storytelling.

Faiths first book for children, Tar Beach, was a Caldecott Honor Book, a winner of the Coretta Scott King Award for illustration, a Reading Rainbow featured selection, a New York Times Best Illustrated Book, and the recipient of numerous other honors, including a Parents Choice Gold Award.

Faith is married to Burdette Ringgold and has two daughters, Michele and Barbara, and three granddaughters, Faith, Teddy and Martha.  

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Title: Tar Beach
Publisher: Crown
Publication Date: 1991
Binding: Pictorial boards
Book Condition: Near fine

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