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Title:
Creators : artists, designers, craftswomen
Author:
Covington, Karen.
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Publication Information:
Austin : Raintree Steck-Vaughn, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
80 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm.
Summary:
Brief biographies of women who became known as various kinds of artists, collectors, and artisans.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780817257255
Format :
Book

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Prepare to be inspired by women from all walks of life. This 10-book series spotlights the contributions of female achievers around the world and throughout history. Each volume profiles 150 extraordinary women in a specific area of interest. Sidebars provide personal observations and intriguing details. Timelines, resource guides, and indexes make finding facts easy. Even more useful is the cumulative master index, which lists all 1,500 women by volume number, nationality, chronological period, and awards won.


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Booklist Review

Gr. 6^-10. Books in the Remarkable Women series present information on women who have made and are making a mark on history. Alphabetically arranged entries contain several paragraphs on each woman's career and accomplishments. Queens, presidents, activists, and empresses are among those included, with entries spanning history from the first century (Celtic Queen Boudicca) to the present (Hillary Clinton). Government presents children with more recognizable names: Creators features mostly painters, many of whom are not well known outside of the art world. Photographs and portraits are included with many of the entries and insets supplying brief historical background on the times during which the women lived. Because the focus is on the women's careers and not on their lives, the books will be best used as overviews. --Helen Rosenberg


School Library Journal Review

Gr 5-9-Each title profiles approximately 150 women who have made significant contributions to their fields from ancient times to the present. The Literary Crowd features writers, poets, journalists, playwrights, philosophers, and critics, and includes diarist Anne Frank. Creators highlights an international array of artists, but also includes collectors such as Peggy Guggenheim and Isabella Stewart Gardner. The entries, listed alphabetically, are laid out in columns. Although brief, they are packed with clear, concisely written information concerning each person's life, factors that influenced her work, and impact on others. Politics of the time is a prevailing theme, especially in The Literary Crowd. One or two average-quality, black-and-white pictures are found on each double-page spread. In Creators, some are portraits of the artists and others are reproductions of their work. However, the lack of color diminishes the visual appeal in that volume. Many biographies and collective biographies have been written about women who will be more familiar to young people and/or are more comprehensive, and thus better suited to gathering data for reports. The esoteric nature of many of the entries and the brevity of the sketches limit the usefulness of these books.-Kathleen Simonetta, Indian Trails Public Library District, Wheeling, IL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.