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Rembrandt Takes a Walk

Strand, Mark; illustrated by Red Grooms

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ISBN 10: 0517562936 / ISBN 13: 9780517562932
Published by Clarkson N. Potter, Inc, New York, 1986
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Hardcover in dust jacket. First printing of first edition. Book is in Fine, As New condition, crisp and clean. Unclipped dust jacket is also in Fine condition, with a tiny nick at top edge. Raucous, full-color illustrations throughout by Red Grooms including pictorial endpapers. Not price-clipped. In protective Mylar. Large 4to. Unpaginated. In protective Mylar. Bookseller Inventory # 70318

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Title: Rembrandt Takes a Walk

Publisher: Clarkson N. Potter, Inc, New York

Publication Date: 1986

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First edition.

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On a visit to his rich eccentric uncle, who owns many wonderful paintings, Tom is amazed when Rembrandt leaves his self-portrait and takes a walk with Tom.

From School Library Journal:

Grade 2-4 This book somewhat resembles a Pinkwater fling and has some of his humor, but Strand doesn't develop any of his characters or situations. It seems like the first draft of an interesting idea that is not fully developed. A young boy goes to visit his tightwad uncle, whose sole passion is collecting art. He gives poor Tom only half of a hamburger for supper. The following morning, a hungry Tom discovers that he can pluck the fruit from the Cezanne and Zurbaran paintings and eat it. Unable to remember which fruit goes where, and afraid that his uncle will notice, Tom is delighted when Rembrandt steps out of a self-portrait and offers to help. But Rembrandt wants to look around this modern world. He and Tom take a turn around town before Rembrandt steps back into his painting. The ideas are beyond the grasp of preschool and primary grade audiences, and the story isn't developed enough for the third and fourth graders who might enjoy it. Red Grooms' vividly-colored artwork, reflecting the personal vision of the world that his fine art exhibits, has a wild, slapdash feeling of immediacy, but the layout has a thrown-together quality. Text is inserted willy nilly around the picture, sometimes in white type on a dark background, sometimes in black type over color washes where it is hard to read; on other pages white swatches are patched in to accomodate the text. Tacking the bibliographic data at the bottom of the last page also detracts from the presentation of the book.Judith Gloyer, Milwaukee Public Library
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