A portrait in poems : the storied life of Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas (Book, 2020) [WorldCat.org]
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A portrait in poems : the storied life of Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas

Author: Evie Robillard; Rachel Katstaller
Publisher: Toronto, ON : Kids Can Press, [2020] ©2020
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Poems, paintings and Paris all come to life in this enchanting picture book biography of Gertrude Stein. This story of imagination and expression introduces young readers to Gertrude and her life partner, Alice B. Toklas, who lived in Paris during a fascinating time in history. Divided into short chapters that chronicle different episodes in Gertrude and Alice's life, this book celebrates two women who were full of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Picture books
Illustrated works
Biographies
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Biography
Named Person: Gertrude Stein; Alice B Toklas; Gertrude Stein; Gertrude Stein; Alice B Toklas; Gertrude Stein; Alice B Toklas
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Evie Robillard; Rachel Katstaller
ISBN: 9781525300561 1525300563
OCLC Number: 1096438269
Description: 48 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 27 cm
Contents: 27 Rue de Fleurus --
Picasso paints a portrait --
Saturday evenings --
The room with all the paintings --
Gertrude Stein, the genius --
A dog named Basket --
Gertrude & Alice & Basket in a book --
After --
Timeline.
Other Titles: Storied life of Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas
Responsibility: written by Evie Robillard ; illustrated by Rachel Katstaller.

Abstract:

"Poems, paintings and Paris all come to life in this enchanting picture book biography of Gertrude Stein. This story of imagination and expression introduces young readers to Gertrude and her life partner, Alice B. Toklas, who lived in Paris during a fascinating time in history. Divided into short chapters that chronicle different episodes in Gertrude and Alice's life, this book celebrates two women who were full of daring and creativity at a time when women were encouraged to be wives, not writers. Author Evie Robillard's playful second-person free verse and illustrator Rachel Katstaller's charmingly detailed art beautifully capture the lively world of early 20th-century Paris. Young readers will learn about how Gertrude made up her own writing rules. They'll even learn how sitting around "doing nothing, really doing nothing" is a very important part of being a genius! Gertrude's ingenuity and the childlike joy she found in words and ideas are showcased by the inclusion of quotations from her work. Backmatter includes a timeline, resources and an author's note for further learning."--

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