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The Class Artist

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Fred has big plans for his art project. Wonderful plans. Secret plans. And a whole week to paint and draw and cut and glue until everything is just right.But as the week goes by, Fred's big plans turn into Fred's big disaster. Sometimes, as Fred discovers, seeing something in your mind and putting it down on paper are not the same.

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Published August 1st 2001 by Greenwillow Books
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Jan 22, 2016 The Brothers rated it really liked it
Fred doesn't think he's very good at drawing thanks to a critical comment from another student in his class. His sister shows him otherwise, and Fred discovers he really enjoys drawing. But, he takes on a bit bigger project than he can handle in his class and ends up disappointing his teacher, but mostly himself. Even so, his discovers the artist within throughout his struggle.

Illustrations are okay.
Anna Stover
Oct 07, 2016 Anna Stover rated it it was ok
Fred prides himself for being "the class artist" until he takes on a project too big for him, and loses confidence in himself. Karas is clearly trying to say something with this book, but its message is muddled. When Fred expresses his feelings of frustration artistically, he does not feel satisfied, and his final work of art is a depiction of all his classmates working together to extinguish the flames that have engulfed his artistic dream and with it, presumably, his self-image. In order for ...more
Mar 24, 2011 Dolly rated it liked it
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
This is a good story that shows the importance of asking for help and the joy of discovering a new talent. I like that it depicts Fred as desiring to create a magnificent project that is beyond the scope of his talents and abilities. Our girls are often attempting to create something that, when finished, doesn't quite meet up to the picture they have in minds. Still, they have fun inventing and creating things and they are learning to overcome their frustrations and ask for help when they don't ...more
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G. Brian Karas has illustrated close to ninety children’s books. He has also written and illustrated several titles, including HOME ON THE BAYOU, a BOSTON-GLOBE-HORN Book Honor winner. He lives in Rhinebeck, New York.
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