Two Brothers, Four Hands (Paperback)
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The inspiring true story of the Giacometti brothers, one an artist, the other a daredevil, both devoted to their craft . . . but even more devoted to each other. Now in paperback. A Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People
A Capitol Choices Noteworthy Title Everyone who knew them agreed. Alberto was the genius of the family. His younger brother Diego was his opposite--he didn't care much for books or schoolwork, and he had no idea what he would be when he grew up. But despite their differences, the two brothers shared an intense bond. Alberto Giacometti became one of the iconic artists of the twentieth century, whose tall, spindly sculptures grace the collections of museums around the world. Diego was always at his side, helping and encouraging, and in his spare time creating remarkable pieces of furniture, works of sculpture in their own right. The poignant story of brothers and sculptors Alberto and Diego Giacometti is skillfully brought to life in the hands of multiple Sibert Honor authors Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan, and the spectacular artwork of Hadley Hooper. This lavishly illustrated 64-page book includes extensive backmatter, complete with a timeline, source notes, photographs, and an essay on how to look at a Giacometti sculpture. A Horn Book Best Book of the Year
A Washington Post Best Children's Book of the Year
A Bank Street Best Book of the Year
About the Author
Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan have collaborated on many award-winning children's books about artists, including Action Jackson (Sibert Honor Book), The Mad Potter: George E. Ohr, Eccentric Genius (Sibert Honor Book), Ballet for Martha (Sibert Honor Book and Orbis Pictus Award) Christo and Jean-Claude: Through the Gates and Beyond, Meet Cindy Sherman, the recent recipient of five starred reviews. Sandra Jordan lives in New York City. Jan Greenberg lives in St. Louis, Missouri. Hadley Hooper is a fine artist whose illustration work includes art for the Coretta Scott King winning memoir How I Discovered Poetry by Marilyn Nelson. She received considerable attention for her illustrations for Patricia MacLachlan's The Iridescence of Birds. She lives in Denver, Colorado.