Friday, May 2, 2014

Staff Picks - Juvenile

Children are never too young to learn about the great works of art in our world.  Stone Giant by Jane Sutcliffe is about the Italian city of Florence and their frustrating 40 year ordeal to get a finished marble statue of David.  For an elementary student, this basic history of the statue and Michelangelo, the artist who finished it, will serve as an interesting art appreciation story that may interest them in learning more about art.  The illustrations are colorful and expressive.  The statue of David is portrayed accurately.  The scope of the work involved to complete the artwork may impress your child.

Kim Ottesen
Information Specialist - Youth Services