Saturday, August 18, 2007

Milton Avery

from the NY Public Library’s Spencer Collection and the children's book PAUL

From School Library Journal, 1994:

Paul has written a song, but his parents are too busy to listen. So, he decides to search out his "magic grandmother" and sing it for her. Wearing his magic hat, he meets a flying pig, a blue-eyed caterpillar, a policeperson, the North wind, a singing cat, and four wolves, all of whom help the boy to find the woman and to bring this stilted, contrived story to its merciful end.

These are wonderful paintings, but I can imagine that they might make kind of a clunky story. Here is the rest of the SLJ review as well as a review from Booklist and one from Publishers Weekly.

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