One more title in Barron’s series of picture storybooks about famous artists and ordinary kids, this delightful tale is a fictionalized incident in the lives of Norman Rockwell and Scotty Ingram, a kid who often posed for Rockwell’s illustrations. In this story, Rockwell is having trouble finding exactly the right model to pose with Scotty for a series of four calendar illustrations. The sought-after model turns out to be a dog but the canine shouldn’t be too small or too large. None of the dogs Rockwell sees in his pleasant New England town of Stockbridge quite fills the bill. Then Scotty finds a friendly stray beagle, and this little dog turns out to be perfect for their pictures. But the Beagle has a surprise for them both a surprise that adds a truly memorable touch to Norman Rockwell’s fourth and final calendar painting. This charming story is complemented with attractive illustrations on every page, including reproductions of Rockwell’s four calendar illustrations of the boy and his dog.
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Loren Spiotta-DiMare is an award-winning writer who specializes in animal and art subjects. She has written three previous picture storybooks for young readers, as well as three pet reference books for adults. She lives in Tewksbury, New Jersey.
Cliff Miller has been painting portraits, illustrating books, book covers, movie billboards and other products for more than 25 years. His clients have included Miramax Films, Warner Brothers, Henson Associates, Inc. and Lucas Films Ltd., and many of America’s leading book publishers, among others. He lives and works in Seaford, NY.
Grade 1-4–Readers meet one of America's favorite artists in this fictional account. Rockwell is commissioned to create four calendar paintings–one for each season. He chooses his best young model, Scotty, to pose for the series, but he can't find the right dog. Then a stray Beagle begins following the boy's dog, and she fits into the paintings perfectly. Through casual conversations between artist and model, facts about Rockwell and his life are revealed. The two talk about not liking school, learning the craft of illustration, and the popularity of the Saturday Evening Post covers. The information fits naturally into the dialogue. Miller's realistic style is reminiscent of Rockwell's art. Softer and less crisp, these nostalgic paintings enhance the feeling of the simpler time and place that the story suggests. Several of Rockwell's works are incorporated into the book's illustrations.–Carolyn Janssen, Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, OH
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