Keith Haring: The Boy Who Just Kept Drawing
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Keith Haring: The Boy Who Just Kept Drawing

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Iconic pop artist Keith Haring comes to life for young readers in this picture book biography lovingly written by his sister This one-of-a-kind book explores the life and art of Keith Haring from his childhood through his meteoric rise to fame. It sheds light on this important artist's great humanity, his concern for children, and his disregard for the establishment art world. Reproductions of Keith's signature artwork appear in scenes boldly rendered by Robert Neubecker. This is a story to inspire, and a book for Keith Haring fans of all ages to treasure.show more

Product details

  • 6-8
  • Hardback | 40 pages
  • 234 x 279 x 10mm | 458g
  • Penguin Putnam Inc
  • Dial Books for Young Readers,US
  • United States
  • English
  • FULL-COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS
  • 0525428194
  • 9780525428190
  • 28,825

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"Neubecker s colorfulillustrations capture the energy with which Keith [Haring] lived his life, and cleverly integrate some of the artist soriginal works...Always upbeat, this story is acelebration of art and life." Booklist "Neubecker neatly incorporates Haring's real pieces into these zesty, bustling, digital-and-pencil illustrations.... Haring's work pops; Neubecker's compositions and enthusiastic crowd scenes do it wonderful credit." Kirkus "An enlightening look at the merits of street art and how it allows those who may not ordinarily venture into a museum or gallery to experience and enjoy art....Children will relate to young Haring s drive to pursue his calling despite naysayers." School Library Journal"show more

About Kay Haring

Kay Haring is the younger sister of artist Keith Haring. Kay lives in southern California. This is her first book. Robert Neubecker is the award-winning author-illustrator of Wow! City! And Wow! Ocean!. His work has been published by Slate.com, the Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times.He lives in Park City, Utah, with his family.show more

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