The renownedand reveredphotographer would have been 100 years old in 2002. To celebrate the life of Ansel Adams, this biography takes young readers through his rich life: from the earthquake that broke his nose to the valley that shaped his world, revealing the humorous, artistic, and thoughtful personality behind his legendary work.
|Publisher:||Little, Brown Books for Young Readers|
|Product dimensions:||10.32(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.75(d)|
|Age Range:||9 - 12 Years|
About the Author
Beverly Gherman has previously written children's biographies of Georgia O'Keeffe, Agnes de Mille, Sandra Day O'Connor, E.B. White, Wilhelm Rontgen, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Norman Rockwell.
Table of Contents
|Chapter 1||Broken Nose, High Spirit||1|
|Chapter 2||Too Active for School||9|
|Chapter 3||"If, If, If!"||17|
|Chapter 4||In and Out of the Darkroom||27|
|Chapter 5||"Sierra Sky and Stone"||35|
|Chapter 6||Marriage in the Mountains||41|
|Chapter 7||To Play or Not to Play||47|
|Chapter 8||First Trip East||57|
|Chapter 9||Sun and Moon||65|
|Chapter 10||Soldier at Home||71|
|Chapter 11||Giving Back||77|
|Chapter 12||"A Green Flash"||87|
|Afterword: Ansel Adams and the Development of Photography||97|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I really like how Gherman used Ansel Adam's photographs to illustrate this book about the amazing photographer. This book is considered a children's book but can definitely be used by anyone at any age. I believe that this book can easily inspire a young child into becoming a photographer themselves.This book can be used for all age levels. I think it would be particularly useful for children in older grades with access to a photography class. You can take cameras outside and have the children capture the beauty of the landscape where they live.
Beautiful book capturing the life of photographer Ansel Adams. While found in the "children's area," I found it very interesting for adults who love this artist. Read this before you visit Northern California. Gorgeous book for your coffee table. The author is a native of the area she writes about with great insight and senstivity. Excellent!