Gertrude Is Gertrude Is Gertrude Is Gertrude

Gertrude Is Gertrude Is Gertrude Is Gertrude

By Jonah Winter; Calef Brown (Illustrator)

Atheneum Books, Hardcover, 9781416940883, 40pp.

Publication Date: February 10, 2009



is Gertrude

is Gertrude

is Gertrude.

And Alice is Alice.

And Gertrude and Alice are Gertrude and Alice.

And you are welcome to join them for tea. But beware, for there you will find a bear in a chair, just barely scary. And here is a beard with a man attached to it. And then, of course, some words might appear, uninvited , but delighted in spite of their lightbulbs. But, but, but, but - that doesn't make any sense! Yes!

In a story inspired by the oh-so-modern groundbreaking writing of Gertrude herself, not a lot makes sense. Even so, the oh-so-popular author Jonah Winter, and the ever-so-popular illustrator Calef Brown, and the most popular poodle of all time, Basket, invite you to enter the whimsical world of Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas.

About the Author
Jonah Winter is the award-winning author of 25 non-fiction picture books including New York Times Best Illustrated Books, "Diego" and "Here Comes the Garbage Barge!", and the highly acclaimed "Frida" and "Dizzy". Winter has been listening to Jelly Roll Morton's music since he was a young boy.

Calef Brown began his career as a tour guide at an early age, when he discovered the simple joy of pointing things out. He is also an artist, writer, and frequently a blue elephant. Mr. Brown s illustrations have appeared in many magazines and newspapers, and his paintings have been exhibited in N.Y., L.A., S.F., and other places without fancy initials, like Osaka and Rome. He lives in Maine.

Praise For Gertrude Is Gertrude Is Gertrude Is Gertrude

"Gertrude is Gertrude is Gertrude is Gertrude puts the fun front and center, both in the lives of the artists it describes, and in its emulation of its titular writer's style." -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"'Thank you for this cow' the story ends but it is really just beginning because readers will want to go back to the words and the colors and the tea and Alice and Gertrude and having bright, sparkling fun with words and colors and tea." -- Kirkus Reviews

"Taking his title from Gertrude Stein's famous saying about a rose, Winter (Frida) crafts a Steinesque 'word portrait' of the modernist author." -- Publisher's Weekly