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Jul 08, 2009
| ISBN 9780307542090
| 6-9 years
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Jul 08, 2009 | ISBN 9780307542090 | 6-9 years
GROWING UP IN Russia in the late 1800s, Marc Chagall doesn’t know what art is. He doesn’t even know what drawing is until one of hisschoolmates shows him how to trace a picture in a magazine. Marc tries it himself, then decides to pull pictures out of his own mind – his Uncle Noah on the roof, giant chickens, flying cows, happy men with fiddles, and women with lambs. Suddenly Marc knows what he wants to do with his life. He wants to be an artist!
Eric A. Kimmel was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1946. After graduating from Lafayette College in 1967, he worked as a teacher and librarian in New York and the United States Virgin Islands. In 1973 he completed his doctorate… More about Eric A. Kimmel
“For this fictionalized account, Kimmel takes only the bare bones of Chagall’s story—the Russian village, the influential art teacher, the worried parents—to get across what is truly important: to follow your dream.”—Kirkus Reviews
Sydney Taylor Book Award, Association of Jewish Libraries
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