Holiday House: Breaking Waves

When Winslow Homer watches the sea, he studies it patiently, making sure to notice every detail before bringing it to life again in his paintings.

The fabled painter Winslow Homer always had a deep respect for the elemental power and beauty of the ever-changing ocean. Whenever he set up his easel, he was drawn back to its frothing waves smashing against rocks, gleaming like mirrors in the sunlight. He knew it took patience to get his painting just right to capture the life of the ocean.

Breaking Waves: Winslow Homer Paints the Sea describes the artist’s process from season to season, readers are shown the many blues, greys, browns, and golds that Winslow Homer used to depict the changing sea. Additional content in the back of the book further explains his work and passion for the ocean.

A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection

by Robert Burleigh
Illustrator(s): Wendell Minor
Published by Neal Porter Books
Hardcover | Pages: 40
Size: 10 x 10 | USD: $18.99
ISBN: 9780823447022
Publication Date: June 1, 2021
Age: 4-8
Themes: Art & ArchitectureBiographyEcology & ConservationHistoryScience & Nature

Science Topics
Conservation & Sustainability, Oceanography
Music, Art, and Language Arts Topics
Stories, Visual Art
Early Childhood, K-6
Preschool, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade

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