The Sleeping Gypsy
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September 12, 2016 | $16.95

The Sleeping Gypsy

by Mordicai Gerstein
Illustrator(s): Mordicai Gerstein
Hardcover | Pages: 32
Size: 9 X 11 | USD: $16.95
ISBN: 9780823421428
Publication Date: September 12, 2016
Age: 4-8 | Guided Reading Level: J
Themes: Animals/Fiction, Art & Architecture
Recommendations: C,K,PW,SLJ

About the Book

Children and adults will be entranced by the enchanting work, a culmination of years of Mordicai Gerstein’s brilliant artistry, and art aficionados of all ages will step into a luminous rendering of the possibilities Henri Rousseau’s painting explores.

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★”Neatly conceived and wittily executed.”
The Horn Book, starred review

“A Caldecott-winning author and illustrator offers a master class in art appreciation with this inspired imagining of the creation of a great painting.”
—Chicago Tribune

“In reproducing the artist’s dream, Gerstein evokes the same surrealistic nature of the painting, but his pesky animals lighten the tone. . . . This title offers children a story and information about an important Western artist and his work.”
—School Library Journal

“Gerstein interprets Rousseau’s painting style both faithfully and freely, and his story suggests that there’s nothing inevitable about the famous works of art we think we know.”
—Publishers Weekly