Publication Date: April 1, 2008
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A SIMPLE STORY LAYERED WITH MEANING; stunning layered artwork by an acknowledged master.
A wealthy Chinese man dreamt of a painting of his favorite horse. He sought out a man named Homan, known as a great painter of horses and commissioned the portrait. Then he waited…and waited…and waited. As the years passed, his hair grew gray, and he grew furious. What was taking so long? Dennis Haseley’s simple story about the nature of art and the value of time is subtly amplified in stunning layered collages by Caldecott medalist Ed-Young.Twenty Heartbeats is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.
Dennis Haseley has written many books for children, including The Invisible Moose, A Story for Bear, and Kite Flier. He lives in Brooklyn, NY.
Ed Young has illustrated more than eighty books for children, including the Caldecott winning Lon Po Po and two Caldecott Honor books: Seven Blind Mice and The Emperor and the Kite. Born in China, he now lives in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY.