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Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Rappaport, Doreen

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ISBN 10: 0786807148 / ISBN 13: 9780786807147
Published by Hyperion Books for Children, New York, New York., 2001
Condition: As New Hardcover
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First Edition, First Printing, Inscribed by the author and the illustrator on the title page: "Use the words - Doreen Rappaport, Blessings! Bryan Collier. With a "Best Illustrated Children's Book 2001 / The New York Times Book Review" sticker to the front. A 2002 Caldecott Honor Book. Illustrated cover boards are clean with no noticeable wear. Interior is clean and unmarked. Binding is square and solid. Dust jacket is clean with no noticeable wear, price intact on flap, in mylar sleeve. Bookseller Inventory # 003969

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Title: Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin ...

Publisher: Hyperion Books for Children, New York, New York.

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Collier, Bryan

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Synopsis:

This picture book biography of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. brings his life and the profound nature of his message to young children through his own words.
Martin Luther King, Jr., was one of the most influential and gifted speakers of all time. Doreen Rappaport uses quotes from some of his most beloved speeches to tell the story of his life and his work in a simple, direct way. Bryan Collier's stunning collage art combines remarkable watercolor paintings with vibrant patterns and textures. A timeline and a lsit of additional books and web sites help make this a standout biography of Dr. King.

Review:

In this elegant pictorial biography of Martin Luther King Jr., author Doreen Rappaport combines her spare, lyrical text with King's own words for an effective, age-appropriate portrayal of one of the world's greatest civil rights leaders. From King's youth, when he looked up to his preacher father and vowed one day to "get big words, too," to his death at a garbage workers' strike ("On his second day there, he was shot. He died."), Rappaport imbues the story with reverence.

Acclaimed artist Bryan Collier depicts his subject with stunning watercolor and collage illustrations, balancing glorious recreations of stained glass windows with some of the more somber images of peace marchers and the famous bus that pitched Rosa Parks into the civil rights movement. A brief chronology and bibliography provide additional resources for readers. Here is an exquisite tribute to a world hero. (Ages 4 and older) --Emilie Coulter

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