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The Art Lesson
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Puffin
Publication date May 1, 1997
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Easy Fiction
ISBN-13 9780698115729
ISBN-10 0698115724
Dimensions 0.25 by 8.25 by 10 in.
Weight 0.25 lbs.
Original list price $6.99
Other format details juvenile
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
Having learned to be creative in drawing pictures at home, Tommy is dismayed when he goes to school and finds the art lesson there much more regimented
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Tommy knows he wants to be an artist when he grows up. He can't wait to get to school and have real art lessons. When Tommy gets to school and finds out that the art lessons are full of "rules", he is surprised and dismayed. How the wise art teacher finds a way to give Tommy the freedom to create and stay within the "rules" makes a wonderfully perceptive picture book about growing up and keeping one's individuality.

Tomie dePaola is the author and illustrator of many beloved books for children, including the Caldecott Honor Book Strega Nona. Fans of all ages will be pleased to hear that The Art Lesson is, in fact, based on the artist's own experiences growing up, and offers a welcome glimpse into his past. This bright picture book is as covered with drawings as the walls of Tommy's parents' and grandparents' houses, and sends an inspirational message to budding artists and individualists. Break out the crayons!

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Paperback
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Reprint edition from Puffin (May 1, 1997); titled "The Art Lesson"
9780698115729 | details & prices | 8.25 × 10.00 × 0.25 in. | Rec. grade levels 1-2 | 0.25 lbs | List price $6.99
About: Having learned to be creative in drawing pictures at home, Tommy is dismayed when he goes to school and finds the art lesson there much more regimented
School and Library
Book cover for 9780399216886
 
from Putnam Pub Group (March 1, 1989); titled "The Art Lesson"
9780399216886 | details & prices | 32 pages | 8.00 × 10.00 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 1-2 | 0.75 lbs | List price $17.99
About: Having learned to be creative in drawing pictures at home, Tommy is dismayed when he goes to school and finds the art lesson there much more regimented
Reinforced
With Tomie dePaola | from Demco Media (April 1, 1994); titled "The Art Lesson"
9780606061841 | details & prices | 8.25 × 10.25 × 0.25 in. | Rec. grade levels 1-2 | 0.70 lbs | List price $14.70
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About: Having learned to be creative in drawing pictures at home, Tommy is dismayed when he goes to school and finds the art lesson there much more regimented

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