Knopf Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780679819875, 40pp.
Publication Date: January 9, 2007
Diego was a boy who loved to draw; he drew on everything, even the walls. In time, he would become known as one of the greatest muralists in all of Mexico—in all the world. "An accessible picture book about the life and work of Diego Rivera sounds like an oxymoron, but Winter and Winter succeed beyond belief," announced School Library Journal in a 1991 starred review. With spare, lyrical text—featured in both English and Spanish on every page—accompanying miniature murals done in Rivera's own vibrant style, this celebrated picture-book biography now makes a much deserved return to hardcover after a seven-year absence.
Jonah Winter has written numerous books for children, including "Frida "and "Roberto Clemente: Pride of the Pittsburgh Pirates. "He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
"An accessible picture book about the life of Diego Rivera sounds like an oxymoron, but Winter and Winter succeed beyond belief. His early life is the focus; the text in Spanish and English captions the paintings. It does a journeyman's job of conveying facts in well-condensed sentences; the Spanish translation is clear and easy to follow. The paintings are done in Rivera's own colossal style, even though they actually measure only a few inches square. Winter displays her clear knowledge of and love for her subject."--(starred) School Library Journal.
"Una excelente primera biografía." -- Kirkus Reviews Ganadora del Premio New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book y del Reading Rainbow™ Book