Coppernickel Goes Mondrian

By Van Reek, Wouter

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ISBN
978-1-59270-011-3
Publisher
Enchanted Lion


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on September 1, 2012  |  Fiction

Gr 2-5–Birdlike creatures populate this book that roughly tells the story of Piet Mondrian’s search for a more abstract style. Mr. Quickstep (Mondrian) is thinking about the future when he encounters Coppernickel and his dog, Tungsten. To Coppernickel’s argument that “If you just wait, the future will arrive anyway,” he responds that waiting isn’t good enough: “‘...nothing will change. Things will only get older. I’m looking for the new.’” Coppernickel’s initial reluctance changes to awe as he and Tungsten move through lan...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on July 1, 2012

The more you know about artist Piet Mondrian (1872-1944), the better you will appreciate this look at his journey from representational landscape painter to modernist. This Dutch import begins with a theater-of-the-absurd flavor, but readers who surrender to the book's strange universe (people have bird heads and long, thin legs; dogs are stick figures with rectangular bodies) will become absorbed into increasingly complex and compelling land- and cityscapes. At the start, we meet Mr. Quickstep (Mondrian), Mr. Copp...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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