ON MY BLOCK by Dana Goldberg


Stories and Paintings by Fifteen Artists
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Age Range: 6 - 12
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Fifteen artists provide vibrant and exuberantly colorful paintings that depict special places, neighborhoods and memories that have shaped their art and their lives. Paintings are accompanied by the artists’ loving reminiscences of meaningful childhood or contemporary moments and fun-filled places to which readers will relate, ranging from a Honolulu movie theater to an Iranian courtyard filled with 32 cats. This is a loving, wonderfully illustrated homage to the neighborhood of place, family, heart and mind. “On my block” can mean the “park-park” down the street, an artist’s studio or the ocean that bounds both Vietnam and California. Children will very likely be stimulated to think about places that are special to them. That some of the artists are lesser known lends a more personal, immediate dimension to their art and words. (Nonfiction. 6-12)

Pub Date: Aug. 1st, 2007
ISBN: 978-0-89239-220-9
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Children's Book Press
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 1st, 2007