The Iridescence of Birds
Author: Patricia MacLachlan
Illustrator: Hadley Hooper
Nominated in the 2014 Children’s and Young Adult Bloggers’ Literary Awards (CYBILS), elementary/middle-grade nonfiction category, this book is about world-renowned artist, Henri Matisse. Short yet engaging lyrical text describe Matisse’s early inspirations. A combination of relief printmaking and digital techniques, the illustrations pulsate with colours the way Henri Matisse’s world did when he was a young boy.
Publisher: Roaring Books Press (New York)