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Luke's Way of Looking

4.21  ·  Rating Details ·  48 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
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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Sep 25, 2012 Julie rated it really liked it
This Picture Book provides a great way to introduce an appreciation of differences between individuals in young readers. The illustrations and writing complement each other beautifully.
Jun 04, 2012 Yasmine rated it it was amazing
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Sep 17, 2012 Tanja rated it it was amazing
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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
Christine Braid
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.
Feb 12, 2012 Jessica rated it it was amazing
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.
Sep 25, 2010 Carol rated it it was amazing
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.
Dec 11, 2012 Kat rated it it was amazing
A lovely, cute children's book. My wife plans to write a children's book. I am doing some research so I can help her. Also I am trying to win my reading challenge and children's books are going to be the only way.
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Jun 02, 2012 The Styling Librarian rated it really liked it
Loved reading this book, sad teacher representation. Loved the celebration of art throughout the book.
Feb 15, 2014 Dale rated it really liked it
Story of perceptions and individuality; how different people view the world and how this can ostracise them.
Jul 18, 2016 Zeal rated it liked it
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This is one of the very few picture books that i've read but it's really good. After I read it a few times, I started seeing alot of clues in the pictures. It was really amazing discovering them.
Aug 12, 2011 Linda rated it it was amazing
For every child, or adult, who 'sees' things differently, because a creative eye can be so exciting and can free you from a very dull classroom.

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