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The Secret World of Walter Anderson

by Hester Bass

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This book is a biography of the painter Walter Anderson. It tells of how he lived and painted in his adult life. He loved going to an island to be alone and paint, even though he had to row 12 miles to get there. The book is illustrated with lovely watercolors which is apt, because Anderson primarily painted in watercolor.
  helenaament | Aug 10, 2018 |
Walter Anderson a famous artist who was famous for his watercolor creations. This book would be a good opportunity for children to learn who Walter Anderson is. This could be a good book to use when discussing and or learning about art. Since Walter was more famous for his watercolor paintings, this book could really help children see examples of watercolors and other art he had done.
  Saradub | Feb 11, 2018 |
I would read this story to children before doing a nature activity outside to teach them how to become aware of the stillness around them.
  ansleyg | Mar 12, 2017 |
The Secret World of Walter Anderson tells the true story of a young artist who uses the world around him to create beautiful paintings. His life was dedicated to art and to nature. He would often spend weeks alone on an empty island, called horn island. Walter Anderson is one of America's most famous artist. ( )
  ChristineConrad | Mar 2, 2017 |
The Secret World of Walter Anderson is a picture book biography written by Hester Bass and illustrated by E. B. Lewis. It is a very brief chapter book recommended for ages 8-12 years old. It is 48 pages long. It tells about the life of the artist Walter Anderson and depicts some of his work. He loved nature and spent long solitary hours, much on an uninhabited island, Horn Island, observing nature and creating art. His art has completely captivated me and I am thankful that Hester Bass decided to write a book about this mostly unknown artist. This book is the winner of the Orbis Pictus Award. The illustrations by E. B. Hess are wonderful and are done in watercolor.
  jmjobes | Jul 2, 2016 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0763635839, Hardcover)

Enter the fascinating world of reclusive nature-lover Walter Anderson — perhaps the most famous American artist you’ve never heard of.

Residents along the Mississippi Gulf Coast thought Walter Anderson was odd, rowing across twelve miles of open water in a leaky skiff to reach Horn, an uninhabited island without running water or electricity. But this solitary artist didn’t much care what they thought as he spent weeks at a time on his personal paradise, sleeping under his boat, sometimes eating whatever washed ashore, sketching and painting the natural surroundings and the animals that became his friends. Here Walter created some of his most brilliant watercolors, work he kept hidden during his lifetime. In a beautifully crafted picture book biography, writer Hester Bass and Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator E. B. Lewis pay homage to an uncompromising American artist.

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Residents along the Mississippi Gulf Coast thought Walter Anderson was odd, rowing across twelve miles of open water in a leaky skiff to reach Horn, an uninhabited island without running water or electricity. But this solitary artist didn't much care what they thought as he spent weeks at a time on his personal paradise, sleeping under his boat, sometimes eating whatever washed ashore, sketching and painting the natural surroundings and the animals that became his friends. Here Walter created some of his most brilliant watercolors, work he kept hidden during his lifetime.… (more)

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