Cover image for Alexander Calder
Alexander Calder
Venezia, Mike.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Children's Press, [1998]

Physical Description:
32 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 25 cm.
Examines the life and work of the twentieth-century artist Alexander Calder, famous for creating the moving sculptures known as mobiles.
Reading Level:
840 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 5.0 0.5 1530.

Reading Counts RC 3-5 5.2 3 Quiz: 19965 Guided reading level: P.
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Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Central Library N6537.C33 V46 1998 Juvenile Non-Fiction Childrens Area-Biography
Clearfield Library N6537.C33 V46 1998 Juvenile Non-Fiction Biography

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These books are without a doubt the definitive -- and most entertaining! -- biographies of artists for young readers. Author/artist Mike Venezia provides hilarious, cartoon-style illustrations to complement his easy-to-read text and full-color reproductions of the masters' artwork. Now printed in a dozen different languages worldwide, and with more than two million copies of the English editions sold, these books have helped countless children around the world "get to know" the world's greatest artists!

Author Notes

Mike Venezia was born on June 8, 1945 in New York City. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago. He was the executive art director and vice president at Leo Burnett Company for 33 years. He retired to work full time on his books and videos. He started his writing career back in 1978, when he authored and illustrated books for Childrens Press. His books include the Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artists series, Getting to Know the World's Greatest Composers series, Getting to Know the U.S. Presidents series, and Getting to Know the World's Greatest Inventors and Scientists series.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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