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Wanda Gág : the girl who lived to draw

Author: Deborah Kogan Ray
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Viking, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : Primary school : English
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As soon as Wanda learned to draw, she dreamed of becoming an artist. But when her father died, a teenaged Wanda put her family before her art, taking care of her ailing mother and six siblings. When she knew that her family could support themselves, she finally attained her dream, winning a scholarship to a famous art school in New York City.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Biography
Named Person: Wanda Gág; Wanda Gág
Material Type: Biography, Primary school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Deborah Kogan Ray
ISBN: 9780670062928 0670062928
OCLC Number: 218187482
Awards: A Junior Library Guild selection
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2009.
Target Audience: Ages 5 up.
Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 24 x 27 cm.
Responsibility: Deborah Kogan Ray.

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As soon as Wanda learned to draw, she dreamed of becoming an artist. But when her father died, a teenaged Wanda put her family before her art, taking care of her ailing mother and six siblings. When she knew that her family could support themselves, she finally attained her dream, winning a scholarship to a famous art school in New York City.

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A nice addition to any library.

by AnchorageSchools (WorldCat user published 2009-12-10) Good Permalink

     Story, based on her diaries, of illustrator and author Wanda Gag (pronounced GOG) who's  book "Millions of Cats", is considered the first modern picture book.  I recommend this book. I imagine art teachers and students who love to draw would be drawn to Gag's passion...
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