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Magritte's Marvelous Hat

A Picture Book

By D. B. Johnson

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Format: Hardcover, 32 pages
Other Information: Illustrated
Published In: United States, 01 April 2012
"Everything we see hides another thing, we always want to see what is hidden by what we see." Rene Magritte

D.B. Johnson writes andillustrates the surreal story of famous surrealist painter Rene Magritte and his very mysterious (and mischievous!) hat. While the art reflects some of Magritte's own work, the text sets readers on a fun and accessible path to learning about the simpler concepts behind Mr. Magritte's work.

This delightful picture book captures the playfulness and the wonderment of surrealist art. Four transparent pages add yet another level of surrealism to the illustrations as pictures can be altered with the turn of a page."

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"A visual tour de force...Arty, amusing and exceedingly cleve."--Kirkus "Beckoning, buoyant...brilliant."--School Library Journal, starred review "Unexpected design elements, notably reversible images printed on transparent pages, surprise readers with clever illusions and artistic allusions...Rather than magnify surrealism's sinister edge, Johnson focuses on its energy and borrows that exuberance for his own see-through pages."--Publishers Weekly, starred review

EAN: 9780547558646
ISBN: 0547558643
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Dimensions: 27.94 x 24.38 x 1.02 centimetres (0.63 kg)
Age Range: 5-9 years
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