Fine but I suspect useless Cornell s work is "Fairly Accessible To Children And "accessible to children and in its real detail interesting to them than these simplified drawings I don t see this book as particularly helpful as an introduction to Cornell s boxes if one were needed which I don t think it is The illustrations aren t very reminiscent of Cornell s art so the book isn t even useful for auging whether your kid will like Cornell Just show them some photos of It s wonderful to see one of my favorite artist Charlestown Blues getting the attention he deserves and to be able to introduce my children to his work With only two books about Joseph Cornelleared towards children this one and The Amazing Collection of Joey Cornell this one certainly seems aimed at a younger audience But the story itself isn t especially engaging and as many have said uite boring His life and interest in arts and bits of things love of sweets love of film massive collections are so much interesting than this I wasn t in love with the newest book either but it is far engaging and probably interesting for young readers than this oneI do like this book s illustrations and recreation of his boxes much better than the other book though so points there I am in love with the deceptively simple illustrations and text of this book The sparse text and art are all the moving for their simplicity Love it The I read about. Children young and old will delight in the artistic splendor of this illustrated nonfiction tale from the author of Henri's Scissors which Booklist called an exemplary picture book biographyJoseph Cornell loved to draw and
Jeanette Winter º 2 Free readBiographies I was excited to discover Mr Cornell s Dream Boxes recently and pleased to find that it lived up to my expectations Both narrative and artwork are appealing presenting the story of a man who followed his passion whether that entailed creating intricate boxes full of objects found around New York City or keeping journals that eventually totaled than 30000 pages The artwork with its dark outlines against white pages in the spread featuring Cornell s house or its muted purplish blues used in depicting the various box themes ably captures its subject matter All in all a lovely little biography one I would recommend to children interested in art or the artistic process I love books that inspire children to be creative by using found or collected things Wonderful true story While I appreciate Jeanette Winter s introduction to Joseph Cornell and his dream boxes this book was written and illustrated at such a introductory level that it would uickly bore many children and their parents The failure to show Cornell s actual artwork leaves the reader hopelessly uneducated about the artist It would have been so easy to layer this book such that readers of all levels would have found something of interest Jeanette Winter fans like me probably aren t Charlestown Blues: Selected Poems, a Bilingual Edition giving unbiased reviews but this isreat A brilliant little picture book about a fascinating outsider artist. The details and took in all the magic
"mr cornell had "Cornell had this inspiring nonfiction picture book Jeanette Winter has painted a moving portrait of a New York artist who always felt his "Work Was Best Understood "was best understood childr. .
Joseph Cornell the I love him and this "book contributed to that i ve always "certainly contributed that I ve always Cornell s boxes There is something so idiosyncratic about them lonely but touching This is a nice introduction that children can easily understand If you had lived on Utopia Parkway not so long ago begins this delightful picture book biography of assemblage artist Joseph Cornell you might have walked past this house referring to the ueens home of the now famous creator of magical box collages assembled from found objects Cornell neither drew nor painted he made Wonderlands in boxes filled with dreams and memories Employed as a fabric salesman he created these objects for his own pleasure and for the children in his neighborhood whom he considered his primary audience Eventually word spread of his creations and other artists and collectors sought him out Although he achieved reat success Cornell never forgot who his true audience was and his final exhibition held in 1972 at the Cooper Union was created especially for childrenJeanette Winter whose other picture book biographies include such titles as The Watcher Jane Goodall s Life with the Chimps and The Librarian of Basra A True Story from Ira here crafts an informative read one which encourages children to see Cornell in his natural habitat as he went about his work As an admirer both of Cornell s boxes and Winter Aint and collect things With these drawings and paintings and collected treasures he made marvelous Shadowboxes Wonderlands Covered In wonderlands covered in And who did he most like to share them with Children of course For they noticed all.