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A Picture for Marc

Written by Eric A. KimmelAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Eric A. Kimmel
Illustrated by Matthew TruemanAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Matthew Trueman


· Random House Books for Young Readers
· eBook · Ages 6-9 years
· July 8, 2009 · $9.99 · 978-0-307-54209-0 (0-307-54209-2)

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

GROWING UP IN Russia in the late 1800s, Marc Chagall doesn't know what art is. He doesn't even know what drawing is until one of his
schoolmates shows him how to trace a picture in a magazine. Marc tries it himself, then decides to pull pictures out of his own mind - his Uncle Noah on the roof, giant chickens, flying cows, happy men with fiddles, and women with lambs. Suddenly Marc knows what he wants to do with his life. He wants to be an artist!


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“For this fictionalized account, Kimmel takes only the bare bones of Chagall’s story—the Russian village, the influential art teacher, the worried parents—to get across what is truly important: to follow your dream.”—Kirkus Reviews


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AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY

Eric A. Kimmel is the award-winning author of several well-known children's books, including the Caldecott Honor book Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins and his first Stepping Stones book, A Horn for Louis.

Matthew Trueman grew up in Italy and has illustrated many acclaimed books for children. He lives in Phillipsburg, New Jersey.


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