A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin (Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children (Awards))

Jen Bryant, Melissa Sweet

A Robert F. Sibert Honor Book

Winner of the Schneider relations e-book Award

An ALA-ALSC outstanding kid's Book

Winner of the NCTE Orbis Pictus Award for striking Nonfiction for Children

As a baby within the overdue 1800s, Horace Pippin enjoyed to attract: He enjoyed the texture of the charcoal because it slid around the flooring. He enjoyed whatever within the room and making it come alive back in entrance of him. He drew photographs for his sisters, his classmates, his co-workers. Even in the course of W.W.I, Horace crammed his notebooks with drawings from the trenches . . . till he was once shot. Upon his go back domestic, Horace could not elevate his correct arm, and could not make any paintings. Slowly, with plenty of perform, he regained use of his arm, till once more, he used to be capable of paint--and paint, and paint! quickly, people—including the well-known painter N. C. Wyeth—started noticing Horace's paintings, and sooner than lengthy, his work have been displayed in galleries and museums around the country.

Jen Bryant and Melissa candy crew up once more to proportion this inspiring tale of a self-taught painter from humble beginnings who regardless of many stumbling blocks, was once finally in a position to do what he enjoyed, and be well-known for who he used to be: an artist.

Show sample text content

Download sample