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Author McWatt, Tessa, author.

Title Where are you, Agnes? / written by Tessa McWatt ; illustrated by Zuzanna Celej.

Publication Info. Toronto ; Berkeley : Groundwood Books : House of Anansi Press, 2020.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Lakeside Everybody Book  E MCWATT    ---  Available
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 x 27 cm
text txt rdacontent
still image sti rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Summary "Agnes Martin was born on the Canadian prairies in the early twentieth century. In this imagining of her childhood from acclaimed author Tessa McWatt, Agnes spends her days surrounded by wheat fields, where her grandfather encourages her to draw what she sees and feels around her: the straight horizon, the feeling of the sun, the movement of birds' wings and the shapes she sees in the wheat. One day, Agnes's family moves to a house in a big city. The straight horizon and wheat fields are gone, but Agnes continues to draw what she sees and feels around her. No one except her grandfather understands what she is trying to capture -- not her mother, who asks, "Where are you, Agnes?" when she sees her daughter engrossed in her drawing; nor her siblings, who think her art is ugly. Still, Agnes keeps trying to capture what she sees inside her mind. Agnes Martin grew up to become a famous abstract expressionist artist. Tessa McWatt has written a beautiful story of Agnes's childhood and how it might have shaped her adult work. Zuzanna Celej's watercolors adeptly capture Agnes's world, including hints of the grid paintings that she was later known for, against the backdrop of prairie and city landscapes. Includes an author's note and suggested further reading."-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 44).
Subject Martin, Agnes, 1912-2004 -- Childhood and youth -- Juvenile fiction.
Grandfathers -- Juvenile fiction.
Prairies -- Juvenile fiction.
Drawing -- Juvenile fiction.
Art, Abstract -- Juvenile fiction.
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Juvenile fiction.
Canada -- Juvenile fiction.
Martin, Agnes -- Fiction
Artists -- Fiction.
Art, Abstract -- Fiction.
Creative ability -- Fiction.
Grandparent and child -- Fiction.
Canada -- Fiction.
JUVENILE FICTION -- Biographical -- Canada.
JUVENILE FICTION -- Art & Architecture.
JUVENILE FICTION -- Family -- General.
Martin, Agnes, 1912-2004. (OCoLC)fst01434790
Prairies. (OCoLC)fst01074618
Grandfathers. (OCoLC)fst00946347
Drawing. (OCoLC)fst00897725
Art, Modern. (OCoLC)fst00816615
Art, Abstract. (OCoLC)fst00815850
Canada. (OCoLC)fst01204310
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Genre/Form Children's stories.
Biographical fiction. (OCoLC)fst01726537
Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
Juvenile works. (OCoLC)fst01411637
Biographical fiction.
Added Author Celej, Zuzanna, illustrator.
ISBN 9781773061405 (hardcover)
1773061402 (hardcover)
Standard No. UKMGB 019930040

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