MASKS TELL STORIES by Carol Gelber

MASKS TELL STORIES

Age Range: 9 - 12
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 In the ``Beyond Museum Walls'' series, the past and present uses--worldwide--of spirit, carnival, theatrical, portrait, and occupational masks. Nearly every mask mentioned is shown in a photo (usually in color), making the few exceptions (e.g., ancient Greek theater masks) rather glaring. Gelber considers masks not as artworks but as objects with a social purpose--an interesting, useful approach--but illustrating the masks in the context of use means that there are few close-ups. The text is concise and well- organized (though a pronunciation guide would have been helpful); the quality of the photos varies. Bibliography; index. (Nonfiction. 9-12)

Pub Date: May 1st, 1993
ISBN: 1-56294-224-7
Page count: 72pp
Publisher: Millbrook
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 15th, 1993