Joey Cornell collected everything — anything that sparked his imagination or delighted his eye. His collection grew and grew until he realized that certain pieces just looked right together. He assembled his doodads to create wonderful, magical creations out of once ordinary objects.
Perfect for introducing art to kids, here’s an imaginative and engaging book based on the childhood of great American artist Joseph Cornell, told by master picture book author Candace Fleming and lauded illustrator Gérard DuBois.
Candace Fleming is the prolific author of <i>The Family Romanov</i>, a Sibert Honor Book and the recipient of both the <i>Boston Globe-Horn</i> Book Award and the <i>Los Angeles Times</i> Book Award for Young Adult Literature; <i>Amelia Lost, </i> which received four starred reviews; <i>and The Great and Only Barnum</i>, a YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction nominee and a <i>Publishers Weekly </i>and <i>Booklist</i> Best Book. She is also the author of many highly acclaimed picture books, including <i>Oh, No!, </i> illustrated by Eric Rohmann, and middle grade, including <i>The Fabled Fourth Graders of Aesop Elementary School</i>. Visit her on the web at candacefleming.com or on Twitter: @candacemfleming.
Gérard DuBois is the illustrator of the children’s book <i>Monsieur Marceau: Actor Without Words </i>by Leda Schubert, a <i>Kirkus Reviews</i> Best Book of 2012. He also illustrates for clients such as <i>Time</i> magazine, <i>The New York Times</i>, <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>, and <i>The New Yorker</i>. Born in France, he moved to Montreal, Canada where he lives with his wife and children. Visit him on the web at gdubois.com.