Blair Lent Bayberry Bluff (Sandpiper books)

ISBN 13: 9780395629840

Bayberry Bluff (Sandpiper books)

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The story of an island town's birth, illustrated with cardboard cutout prints.

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Kindergarten-Grade 3 As explained in an ``About the Story,'' Oak Bluffs, Mass . , is the model for Bayberry Bluff. The area was first used as a get-there-on-a-ferry daytime only campsite, but the allure of the environment motivated some visitors to stay overnight, then over weeks and eventually to stay as year around residents. The text is not much fuller than this review, but the 14 double-page illustrations that create the visual narrative are considerably more detailed. Text is deadpan, but the pictures are replete with particulars of persons, animals, and things that are lively and lighthearted and exude an aura of soft humor. Lent again uses his cardboard cut technique, a means of shape generation that produces isolated flat shapes edged, frequently, in a white line. The result leans to the decorative, to solid figures and wonderfully ornate buildings, and stage-set landscapes: such solid design, such assuredness in the placing of wave's curling against a bluff or the bird's perching on a building's unfinished roof. What a delightful way to see history happen, to engage sensually in learning about the inevitable march of ``progress.'' Kenneth Marantz, Art Education Department, Ohio State University, Columbus
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Publishers Weekly:

The steamboat Mermaid carries its passengers to Bayberry Island summer after summer, first as tourists and visitors and then as vacationers and permanent dwellers. Their parasols are replaced by tents; the tents, by canvases over wooden frames; those are eventually dislodged, and courtly new homes are erected. More buildings are added, and a village called Bayberry Bluff is born. This docudrama about a Martha's Vineyard village will be welcomed by young and old. The art, printed from cardboard-cuts (similar to woodcuts), shows the elaborate gingerbread ornamentation of the contented visitors' homes. Each house is distinguished by a pattern on the tiled roof and a particular design of carved flowers and animals. It's a truly enchanted community of lodgers, in stunning, eye-filling scenes by the Caldecott medalist. All ages.
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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ISBN 10:  039535384X ISBN 13:  9780395353844
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1987
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