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The Art Collector

Written by Jan Wahl & illustrated by Rosalinde Bonnet
Published by Charlesbridge
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Oscar’s Great-Granny showed him how to draw. Oscar was not good at drawing. But he loved art, so he kept the drawing of a red chicken that Great-Granny gave to him and he loved to look at it. He bought another drawing at a flea market, and he loved looking at that one, too.

As he grew up, Oscar collected more drawings and paintings, filling his bedroom with color and shapes and scenes. Oscar collected and collected until a museum had to be built to hold all of his drawings and paintings.

Not everyone can become an artist, but as Oscar learned, everyone can love looking at art. Oscar’s passion for the stories in paintings and the thoughts they provoke will inspire young readers to see art in a new way—even if they don’t enjoy making it themselves.

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Who Wrote The Art Collector

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Jan Wahl

Jan Wahl is the author of nearly one hundred books for young readers, including PLEASANT FIELDMOUSE and CANDY SHOP. He lives in Toledo, Ohio.

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Who Illustrated The Art Collector

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Rosalinde Bonnet

As a child, Rosalinde could not decide whether she wanted to be a wildlife biologist, a writer or an illustrator. But, because she spent most of her time doodling (even all over her notebooks during class!) or creating plays and sets for her puppets, she finally decided to study art after high school.

She went first to the Versailles School of Fine Arts (2 years), then to the Académie Charpentier in Paris (1 year), and lastly she joined the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (4 years).

Since then, Rosalinde has written and/or illustrated numerous books like Daddy Honk Honk!, Poppy’s Best Babies, Poppy’s Best Paper, Ella and Penguin series, and Zip! Zoom! On a Broom.

When she isn’t working or reading in her studio near Paris, Rosalinde likes hiking in wild places, taking photos, and making vegan pastries.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9781580892704
Publication Date:
July 1, 2011
Library of Congress Number (LCCN):
2010022760
ASIN/ISBN 10:
1580892701
Lexile:
AD540L
Accelerated Reader Points:
0.5
Accelerated Reader Quiz:
144012
ATOS Book Level:
2.7
Accelerated Reader Interest Level:
LG

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