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The Iridescence of Birds by Patricia MacLachlan
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it was amazing
bookshelves: beginning-readers, non-fiction, picture-books, read-2014, younger-readers

Patricia MacLachlan has chosen to dig into Matisse’s life to discover why he painted the ways he did by focusing on his early life, living in a gray mill town in the north of France. He credited his mother for bringing color into his life (she painted plates and put beautiful red rugs on the dirt floors of their small cottage) and his father for giving him birds (he kept pigeons). It’s a lovely basic introduction for younger children to Matisse’s life. Hadley Hooper (Here Come The Girl Scouts!) explains her creative ideas for the illustrations in the author/illustrator page. And, there is some added information at the end.

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October 17, 2014 – Shelved
October 17, 2014 – Shelved as: to-read
October 17, 2014 – Finished Reading
October 18, 2014 – Shelved as: beginning-readers
October 18, 2014 – Shelved as: non-fiction
October 18, 2014 – Shelved as: picture-books
October 18, 2014 – Shelved as: read-2014
October 18, 2014 – Shelved as: younger-readers

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