Sandy's Circus: A Story About Alexander Calder

Sandy's Circus: A Story About Alexander Calder


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As a boy, Alexander 'Sandy' Calder was always fiddling with odds and ends, making objects for friends. When he got older and became an artist, his fiddling led him to create wire sculptures. One day, Sandy made a lion. Next came a lion cage. Before he knew it, he had an entire circus and was traveling between Paris and New York performing a brand-new kind of art for amazed audiences.

This is the story of Sandy's Circus, as told by Tanya Lee Stone with Boris Kulikov's spectacular and innovative illustrations. Calder's original circus is on permanent display at the Whitney Museum in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780670062683
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 09/04/2008
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 156,506
Product dimensions: 9.30(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: AD600L (what's this?)
Age Range: 6 - 8 Years

About the Author

Tanya Lee Stone has written many biographies for young readers. She lives in Burlington, Vermont.

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Sandy's Circus: A Story about Alexander Calder 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
mrcmyoung on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Charming text and illustrations depict the early life and work of Alexander Calder, whose whimsical moving wire circus gained attention in Paris and New York and led to his well known mobiles. This book is a great addition to any unit on art or sculpture.
ecosborne on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Sandy always made things and though he was an engineer at first he went back to school to become an artist and created his own circus from metal. This is a bit of an autobiography of Alexander Calder and has made me want to see his art.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is fantastic! I am an art teacher and used it to introduce a unit on Calder. The kids got sucked in right away.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Used this book to introduce Calder as one of our monthly artists. The kids (3-5 years old) enjoyed listening to the story and after we did projects with pipe cleaners.