Colors sings of the beautiful burgeoning of burgundy, the sorrow of olive, the story of the green that is green with envy. Colors divulges the silliness of orange, the pomp of purple, the off-whiteness of white—revealing the many subtle personalities of color. Ken Nordine's "word jazz" gives voice to color and Henrik Drescher's irrepressible "image jazz" completes the picture—and lets you in on the many quirks of colors. ·Stunning poems by a well-known radio commentator who's featured weekly on dozens of National Public Radio stations · Daring illustrations by an artist whose work appears regularly in the New York Times Magazine, Newsday, and Rolling Stone
According to author (and NPR commentator) Ken Nordine, there are many different greens inside of green: "the green that should never've happened... the truly intelligent green... the who-cares-anyway green." Orange, on the other hand, that's a color that's "orangely out of its head." Burgundy is "FAT/burstingly burgundy so." And don't even get him started on magenta, the "gossipy, witty, well-connected" color.
Nordine's multi-hued "word jazz" breathes fiery life into the quirky personalities of colors. On each two-page spread, Nordine tackles a new color with a snazzy, jazzy, hip poem depicting all its woes and wonders. Olive is suffering from low self-esteem--who knew? And silly azure, with its nutty ideas, just likes to be different. The author truly soars with his treatise on the color "flesh": "Flesh, as a color, is an awful mess." If all the flesh colors refuse to "establish a sensible sanity/ among differences... flesh, as a color,/ could be black and blue/ or even a bloody hue." Henrik Drescher's wacky and wild illustrations make use of a child's drawings from the 1930s, as well as his own remarkable and unique imagination to create what might be the first glimpses of the real personalities of yellow, purple, chartreuse, and the rest. We're confident that young artists, writers, and musicians will love discovering the greens inside the green as much as we do. (Ages 6 and older) --Emilie CoulterAbout the Author:
Ken Nordine's resonant voice is heard weekly on National Public Radio stations in cities large and small across the country. His album Colors was first released in 1967, and was rediscovered and rereleased in 1995. He lives in Chicago.
Henrik Drescher has illustrated many wild and wonderful books for children and adults. He lives in New Zealand
Descrizione libro HMH Books for Young Readers, 2000. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110152015841
Descrizione libro Harcourt Children's Books, 2000. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0152015841
Descrizione libro HMH Books for Young Readers, 2000. LG Hardcover, illus. Condizione libro: New. Condizione sovraccoperta: New. First Edition; First Printing. New book and DJ. No other names, NO markings. DJ not price clipped ($16) ; "For Jim", and signed by Nordine with a funny face drawing, at 1st page In 2000. ; 4to; Unpaginated pages; Signed by Author. Codice libro della libreria 57447
Descrizione libro HMH Books for Young Readers, 2000. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Henrik Drescher (illustratore). book. Codice libro della libreria 0152015841