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Luke's Way of Looking
All the boys in Luke's art class see things the same way -- except for Luke. Luke has his own vision of the world, a wild, colorful, crazy vision that upsets his art teacher ("he went ballistic") and confuses the other boys. When he just can't face one more difficult day at school, Luke discovers a whole "palace" filled with wild, colorful, crazy pieces of art.
Hardcover, 36 pages
Published December 3rd 2005 by Kane/Miller Book Publishers
(first published January 1st 1999)
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Absolutely stunning! I had heard about this book but never got a chance to see a copy, until today. What an amazing story and great reminder about keeping in mind that we are all different and that the way we see things might totally differ from the way others see the same thing. The story narrates Luke's painful but rewarding artistic journey from frustration to liberation. The author has done a brilliant job in letting the reader experience Luke's feelings first hand. (I wish I could find an a ...more
One of my favourite picturebooks because the words and pictures work so well together. The illustrator builds on the author's words about Luke who sees things differently from his classmates. His love for art and an experience in the art gallery enables him to be confident in who he is. I use it with 9 year olds and above and find these children find much to discuss as we share the story.
Luke's Way of Looking tells about a boy named Luke who saw things differently. The art teacher failed to appreciate Luke's creativity, but Luke kept holding on to his imagination. This is such a great book that tells us it's okay to be different. Just because you see things differently, doesn't mean you're wrong.
Great book for any modern or surrealist work. Great story where the Luke discovers that his different perspective is not wrong as his teacher belittles him. Instead after visiting an art museum, he learns that many great artists also had the same perspective that he has.