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Author Robillard, Evie, author.

Title A portrait in poems : the storied life of Gertrude Stein & Alice B. Toklas / written by Evie Robillard ; illustrated by Rachel Katstaller.

Publication Info. Toronto, ON : Kids Can Press, [2020]
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 95th Street Juvenile Nonfiction  J 920 ROB    AVAILABLE
 Naper Blvd. Juvenile Nonfiction  J 920 ROB    AVAILABLE
 Nichols Juvenile Nonfiction  J 920 ROB    AVAILABLE
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Description 48 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents 27 rue de fleurus -- Picasso paints a portrait -- Saturday evenings -- The room with all the paintings -- Gertrude Stein, the genius -- A dog named Basket -- Gertrude & Alice & basket in a book -- After -- Time line -- Snapshots -- Sources -- Author's note.
Summary This story of imagination and expression introduces young readers to Gertrude and her life partner, Alice B. Toklas, who lived in Paris during a fascinating time in history. Divided into short chapters that chronicle different episodes in Gertrude and Alice's life, this book celebrates two women who were full of daring and creativity at a time when women were encouraged to be wives, not writers. Author Evie Robillard's playful second-person free verse and illustrator Rachel Katstaller's charmingly detailed art beautifully capture the lively world of early 20th-century Paris. Young readers will learn about how Gertrude made up her own writing rules. They'll even learn how sitting around "doing nothing, really doing nothing" is a very important part of being a genius! Gertrude's ingenuity and the childlike joy she found in words and ideas are showcased by the inclusion of quotations from her work. Backmatter includes a timeline, resources and an author's note for further learning.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Audience 810 Lexile
Note 810 Lexile
Audience 810L Lexile
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Subject Stein, Gertrude, 1874-1946 -- Juvenile literature.
Toklas, Alice B. -- Juvenile literature.
Stein, Gertrude, 1874-1946 -- Friends and associates -- Juvenile literature.
Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Added Author Katstaller, Rachel, illustrator.
ISBN 9781525300561 (hardcover)
1525300563 (hardcover)
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