From beloved author and artist Barbara McClintock comes Vroom , a playful picture book following a little girl s imaginative journey in a race car.Join a little girl as she zooms past fields and forests, up mountains, over rivers, through deserts, home again, and into bed in this playful picture book about the power of imagination, from award winning author and artist Barbara McClintock. New Read [ Vroom! ] author [ Barbara McClintock ] – heartforum.co.uk
Barbara McClintock is the author and illustrator of books for children Her books have won 4 New York Times Best Books awards, a New York Times Notable Book citation, a Boston Globe Horn Book Honor award, numerous other awards, recommended best book lists, and starred reviews Her books have been made into children s videos, a ballet opera, and a recorded books on tape Barbara drew constantly as a child By the time she was seven, she knew she would be an artist when she grew up Her older sister recommended she be a childrens book illustrator, and this proved to be a rare instance when she followed her sister s advice Barbara also wanted to be a cat when she grew up, and is glad she had art as a back up plan The first part of Barbara s growing up was in Clinton, NJ Her early influences were her photographer father, seamstress teacher mother, and the cartoon character Top Cat Barbara moved to North Dakota when she was 9 with her mother and sister after her parents divorced She continued to draw through middle and high school, frequently in the margins of her tests and homework Barbara attended Jamestown College in North Dakota, where she refined her drawing skills by copying pictures in artbooks she checked out of her college library Two weeks after her 20th birthday, Barbara moved to New York City to begin her career on the recommendation of Maurice Sendak, whon she called from North Dakota for advice about how to become a children s book illustrator Barbara studied for two months at the Art Student s League in New York City She continued to copy from art books she checked out of libraries, and sketched paintings and drawings in museums in New York City Barbara is essentially self taught as an artist illustrator.After illustrating books written by other authors, Barbara began writing as well as producing the artwork for her own books She currently lives in rural Connectucut with the illustrator David A Johnson, their cats Pip and Emma, and David s truly gorgeous rose garden.
- 32 pages
- Barbara McClintock
- 13 October 2018 Barbara McClintock