The compelling story of a torn family whose children grew up to be first-class artists will captivate young readers. How does a child grow up to become an artist? Where does the journey begin? For Neil Waldman, it began with finger paints in the kitchen of his family's Bronx apartment, with a mother who possessed a very special book from of paintings by an artist who signed his work with the name Vincent. Finger painting and drawing, however, were more than playtime activities. In the middle of the night, Neil and his siblings would hear the terrible screams of his parents as they fought. The children found that art was a means of surviving the anger and sadness that surrounded them. The book feature more than forty fine-art reproductions and pencil drawings by Bruce, Bryna, and Neil Waldman.
Neil Waldman has received the Christopher Award, the National Jewish Book Award, the ALA Notable Award, and the Parents' Choice Award, among others. His jacket illustrations have appeared on seven Newbery Award winners. He lives in White Plains, New York.
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