Edward Hopper Paints His World

Edward Hopper Paints His World

As a boy, Edward Hopper knew exactly what he wanted to be when he grew up: on the cover of his pencil box, he wrote the words EDWARD HOPPER, WOULD-BE ARTIST. He traveled to New York and to Paris to hone his craft. And even though no one wanted to buy his paintings for a long time, he never stopped believing in his dream to be an artist. He was fascinated with painting ligh As a boy, Edward Hopper knew exactly what he wanted to be when he grew up: on the cover of his pencil box, he wrote the w...

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Title:Edward Hopper Paints His World
Author:Robert Burleigh
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Genres:Childrens
ISBN:0805087524
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:40 pages pages

Edward Hopper Paints His World Reviews

  • Christina
    Dec 13, 2015

    An excellent introduction to the American realist artist with typically superb illustrations by Wendell Minor. ...

    Even as a child, Edward Hopper lived as an artist. He spent his days drawing as much as he could, preferring drawing to playing baseball with the other boys. After high school, he headed off to New York City to study art. Then Hopper went to Paris to learn even more, spending time pain...

    Considering the two artists who created this book, how can I have anything but love for it? A bit of a different story is told here from the earlier one about Hopper. In that one, it shared that Hopper loved to sail, even made his own boat as a teen and considered becoming a boat desi...

    Lovely gouache watercolor illustrations accompany biographical information about the taciturn American artist Edward Hopper. Readers will enjoy the small personal details provided in the text; for instance, Hopper proclaimed himself as a "would be artist" (unpaged) early in life, and w...

    Perseverance. Love. Vision. Hopper's boyhood pencil box is adorable. I really like that Minor's paintings place Hopper's moments of inspiration in Minor's interpretation of Hopper's paintings. Minor said his attempt was to capture Hopper while showing his own style and he succeeded in ...

    For me, those like myself, those who have no understanding of a particular artist and people needing to understand the joy of pursuing your passion, Edward Hopper Paints His World (Christy Ottaviano Books, Henry Holt and Company) written by Robert Burleigh with paintings by Wendell Mi...

    This book is a great introduction to individual artist's styles in general and, of course, Edward Hopper both in life and art philosophy. I would enjoy reading this with older students and comparing the illustrator's interpretation of some of Hopper's works with the original paintings,...

    "If you could say it with words there would be no reason to paint" is an Edward Hopper quote included in the back of the book. Illustrations that fit Hopper's style of painting and text that attempts to document Hopper's need to create and express via painting makes this a very satisfy...

    Hopper is one of my favorite artists; really love how the author and illustrator explain his work and his life. The illustrator recreates some of his most famous work from a different perspective. Beautifully done. ...

    Thoughtful beautiful book about Hopper's life and approach to his work. The illustrations are superb and Burleigh's accompanying text has a calm clear tone that suits Hopper's style and will give young readers a real sense of what made Hopper's work so special. Backmatter is fascinatin...

    Inspired James to find a quiet room for drawing ...

    Despite all the rave reviews, I was terribly disappointed by this book. As a non-fiction biography, it lacks basic information on Edward Hopper like; When was he born? Where did he grow up? What did his art work look like? While that data was provided in the back pages, it was not in t...

    This was a fantastic picture book biography on American artist Edward Hopper. Robert Burleigh and Wendell Minor did a wonderful job of introducing readers to this artistic visionary that always attempted to show the world in the way he saw it, with beautifully contrasting images of lig...

    I love the illustrations of his paintings and him standing in the scene. I love the illustrations of his sketches and studies. Beautiful book. ...

    Biography for middle readers. Illustrations match his style so readers can appreciate his art. ...

    Review originally posted on Children's Atheneum Edward Hopper knew what he wanted to be when he grew up. An artist. With purpose and determination Hopper traveled from New York to Paris, studying and honing his craft. Despite little interest in his paintings, Hopper continued to dre...

    02-01-2016 The story of Edward Hopper will appeal to anyone who has ever wanted to draw exactly what they are looking at, as realistically as possible. Through 3rd person narrative the reader learns of Edward's desire to paint exactly what he saw, yet the author hints at how the subjec...

    This remarkable picture book has been in my library return stack through three renewals, and it keeps coming back out to be reread and re-examined. The story of Edward Hooper's life, his lifelong drive to "paint his world" and the astonishing images he created in the process are captur...

    A picture book biography of Edward Hopper, famous for his paintings of everyday locations in America. This book gives a decent overview of the artist whose paintings are probably more recognizable than his name, how he was shy and started out in advertising. And how his art style to...

    I would have loved this book as a kid. At 5 years old, I discovered Monet's paintings and became obsessed with him. Since my dad is a fan of Edward Hopper's art, I was also introduced to his pieces and loved the way his art seemed approachable and colorful. (Interestingly, I never want...

    Highly readable biography permeated by a thoughtful tone. Besides life events, the focus is on the inspiration for the Hopper's work, with the final question being philosophical. When asked why he painted, he responded, "Why do I paint? Well," he finally answered, "I'm after ME." The b...

    Wendell Minor brings Edward Hopper's eloquently told story to life with his exquisite gouache watercolor paintings that are startlingly reminiscent of Edward Hopper's own famous masterpieces. Robert Burleigh's effective description of how Edward, who wanted to be a painter since he pri...

    What an awesome picture book biography this is! The reader learns so much about this artist and his work. The paintings illustrating the painter, his paintings and his life are absolutely amazing. You can tell that the author and the illustrator are very passionate about the type of ar...

    Thrilled to see a book about Hopper. Paintings by Wendell Minor are pretty. Felt a little frustrated by this book - broad outlines of Hopper's life but not a whole lot more, and particularly in presenting Hopper's art, I feel it should have been clearer. I don't know that he's well eno...

    I found the illustrations in this fascinating - especially when comparing them with the actual Edward Hopper paintings. Four of his paintings are shown at the back of the book, but I went to Edwardhopper.net to see larger views and more of them. I didn't know much about Edward Hopper b...

    Beautifully illustrated with full color gouache watercolors, in a style that is reminiscent of Hopper himself; Minor does his own versions of Hopper's famous paintings but from Hopper's point of view. Hopper wanted to be an artist from an early lage; he had no buyers for his art, howev...

  • Jessie
    Dec 31, 2016

    An excellent introduction to the American realist artist with typically superb illustrations by Wendell Minor. ...

    Even as a child, Edward Hopper lived as an artist. He spent his days drawing as much as he could, preferring drawing to playing baseball with the other boys. After high school, he headed off to New York City to study art. Then Hopper went to Paris to learn even more, spending time pain...

    Considering the two artists who created this book, how can I have anything but love for it? A bit of a different story is told here from the earlier one about Hopper. In that one, it shared that Hopper loved to sail, even made his own boat as a teen and considered becoming a boat desi...

    Lovely gouache watercolor illustrations accompany biographical information about the taciturn American artist Edward Hopper. Readers will enjoy the small personal details provided in the text; for instance, Hopper proclaimed himself as a "would be artist" (unpaged) early in life, and w...

    Perseverance. Love. Vision. Hopper's boyhood pencil box is adorable. I really like that Minor's paintings place Hopper's moments of inspiration in Minor's interpretation of Hopper's paintings. Minor said his attempt was to capture Hopper while showing his own style and he succeeded in ...

    For me, those like myself, those who have no understanding of a particular artist and people needing to understand the joy of pursuing your passion, Edward Hopper Paints His World (Christy Ottaviano Books, Henry Holt and Company) written by Robert Burleigh with paintings by Wendell Mi...

    This book is a great introduction to individual artist's styles in general and, of course, Edward Hopper both in life and art philosophy. I would enjoy reading this with older students and comparing the illustrator's interpretation of some of Hopper's works with the original paintings,...

    "If you could say it with words there would be no reason to paint" is an Edward Hopper quote included in the back of the book. Illustrations that fit Hopper's style of painting and text that attempts to document Hopper's need to create and express via painting makes this a very satisfy...

    Hopper is one of my favorite artists; really love how the author and illustrator explain his work and his life. The illustrator recreates some of his most famous work from a different perspective. Beautifully done. ...

    Thoughtful beautiful book about Hopper's life and approach to his work. The illustrations are superb and Burleigh's accompanying text has a calm clear tone that suits Hopper's style and will give young readers a real sense of what made Hopper's work so special. Backmatter is fascinatin...

    Inspired James to find a quiet room for drawing ...

    Despite all the rave reviews, I was terribly disappointed by this book. As a non-fiction biography, it lacks basic information on Edward Hopper like; When was he born? Where did he grow up? What did his art work look like? While that data was provided in the back pages, it was not in t...

    This was a fantastic picture book biography on American artist Edward Hopper. Robert Burleigh and Wendell Minor did a wonderful job of introducing readers to this artistic visionary that always attempted to show the world in the way he saw it, with beautifully contrasting images of lig...

    I love the illustrations of his paintings and him standing in the scene. I love the illustrations of his sketches and studies. Beautiful book. ...

    Biography for middle readers. Illustrations match his style so readers can appreciate his art. ...

    Review originally posted on Children's Atheneum Edward Hopper knew what he wanted to be when he grew up. An artist. With purpose and determination Hopper traveled from New York to Paris, studying and honing his craft. Despite little interest in his paintings, Hopper continued to dre...

    02-01-2016 The story of Edward Hopper will appeal to anyone who has ever wanted to draw exactly what they are looking at, as realistically as possible. Through 3rd person narrative the reader learns of Edward's desire to paint exactly what he saw, yet the author hints at how the subjec...

    This remarkable picture book has been in my library return stack through three renewals, and it keeps coming back out to be reread and re-examined. The story of Edward Hooper's life, his lifelong drive to "paint his world" and the astonishing images he created in the process are captur...

    A picture book biography of Edward Hopper, famous for his paintings of everyday locations in America. This book gives a decent overview of the artist whose paintings are probably more recognizable than his name, how he was shy and started out in advertising. And how his art style to...

    I would have loved this book as a kid. At 5 years old, I discovered Monet's paintings and became obsessed with him. Since my dad is a fan of Edward Hopper's art, I was also introduced to his pieces and loved the way his art seemed approachable and colorful. (Interestingly, I never want...

    Highly readable biography permeated by a thoughtful tone. Besides life events, the focus is on the inspiration for the Hopper's work, with the final question being philosophical. When asked why he painted, he responded, "Why do I paint? Well," he finally answered, "I'm after ME." The b...

    Wendell Minor brings Edward Hopper's eloquently told story to life with his exquisite gouache watercolor paintings that are startlingly reminiscent of Edward Hopper's own famous masterpieces. Robert Burleigh's effective description of how Edward, who wanted to be a painter since he pri...

    What an awesome picture book biography this is! The reader learns so much about this artist and his work. The paintings illustrating the painter, his paintings and his life are absolutely amazing. You can tell that the author and the illustrator are very passionate about the type of ar...

    Thrilled to see a book about Hopper. Paintings by Wendell Minor are pretty. Felt a little frustrated by this book - broad outlines of Hopper's life but not a whole lot more, and particularly in presenting Hopper's art, I feel it should have been clearer. I don't know that he's well eno...

    I found the illustrations in this fascinating - especially when comparing them with the actual Edward Hopper paintings. Four of his paintings are shown at the back of the book, but I went to Edwardhopper.net to see larger views and more of them. I didn't know much about Edward Hopper b...

    Beautifully illustrated with full color gouache watercolors, in a style that is reminiscent of Hopper himself; Minor does his own versions of Hopper's famous paintings but from Hopper's point of view. Hopper wanted to be an artist from an early lage; he had no buyers for his art, howev...

    I liked that this book was bibliographical and full of true facts about Edward Hopper's life. I think it would be neat to use this book if my class was doing an artist study because this book not only has a lot of relevant information but in the back it also includes more; like the pai...

    This tells the story of Edward Hopper from childhood on. It focuses a lot of his determination to paint what he wanted to paint, what he saw in the world, the things he saw in the world that reflected himself. I liked how the illustrations followed some of Hopper's process (a mix of...

  • Luann
    Dec 01, 2014

    An excellent introduction to the American realist artist with typically superb illustrations by Wendell Minor. ...

    Even as a child, Edward Hopper lived as an artist. He spent his days drawing as much as he could, preferring drawing to playing baseball with the other boys. After high school, he headed off to New York City to study art. Then Hopper went to Paris to learn even more, spending time pain...

    Considering the two artists who created this book, how can I have anything but love for it? A bit of a different story is told here from the earlier one about Hopper. In that one, it shared that Hopper loved to sail, even made his own boat as a teen and considered becoming a boat desi...

    Lovely gouache watercolor illustrations accompany biographical information about the taciturn American artist Edward Hopper. Readers will enjoy the small personal details provided in the text; for instance, Hopper proclaimed himself as a "would be artist" (unpaged) early in life, and w...

    Perseverance. Love. Vision. Hopper's boyhood pencil box is adorable. I really like that Minor's paintings place Hopper's moments of inspiration in Minor's interpretation of Hopper's paintings. Minor said his attempt was to capture Hopper while showing his own style and he succeeded in ...

    For me, those like myself, those who have no understanding of a particular artist and people needing to understand the joy of pursuing your passion, Edward Hopper Paints His World (Christy Ottaviano Books, Henry Holt and Company) written by Robert Burleigh with paintings by Wendell Mi...

    This book is a great introduction to individual artist's styles in general and, of course, Edward Hopper both in life and art philosophy. I would enjoy reading this with older students and comparing the illustrator's interpretation of some of Hopper's works with the original paintings,...

    "If you could say it with words there would be no reason to paint" is an Edward Hopper quote included in the back of the book. Illustrations that fit Hopper's style of painting and text that attempts to document Hopper's need to create and express via painting makes this a very satisfy...

    Hopper is one of my favorite artists; really love how the author and illustrator explain his work and his life. The illustrator recreates some of his most famous work from a different perspective. Beautifully done. ...

    Thoughtful beautiful book about Hopper's life and approach to his work. The illustrations are superb and Burleigh's accompanying text has a calm clear tone that suits Hopper's style and will give young readers a real sense of what made Hopper's work so special. Backmatter is fascinatin...

    Inspired James to find a quiet room for drawing ...

    Despite all the rave reviews, I was terribly disappointed by this book. As a non-fiction biography, it lacks basic information on Edward Hopper like; When was he born? Where did he grow up? What did his art work look like? While that data was provided in the back pages, it was not in t...

    This was a fantastic picture book biography on American artist Edward Hopper. Robert Burleigh and Wendell Minor did a wonderful job of introducing readers to this artistic visionary that always attempted to show the world in the way he saw it, with beautifully contrasting images of lig...

    I love the illustrations of his paintings and him standing in the scene. I love the illustrations of his sketches and studies. Beautiful book. ...

    Biography for middle readers. Illustrations match his style so readers can appreciate his art. ...

    Review originally posted on Children's Atheneum Edward Hopper knew what he wanted to be when he grew up. An artist. With purpose and determination Hopper traveled from New York to Paris, studying and honing his craft. Despite little interest in his paintings, Hopper continued to dre...

    02-01-2016 The story of Edward Hopper will appeal to anyone who has ever wanted to draw exactly what they are looking at, as realistically as possible. Through 3rd person narrative the reader learns of Edward's desire to paint exactly what he saw, yet the author hints at how the subjec...

    This remarkable picture book has been in my library return stack through three renewals, and it keeps coming back out to be reread and re-examined. The story of Edward Hooper's life, his lifelong drive to "paint his world" and the astonishing images he created in the process are captur...

    A picture book biography of Edward Hopper, famous for his paintings of everyday locations in America. This book gives a decent overview of the artist whose paintings are probably more recognizable than his name, how he was shy and started out in advertising. And how his art style to...

    I would have loved this book as a kid. At 5 years old, I discovered Monet's paintings and became obsessed with him. Since my dad is a fan of Edward Hopper's art, I was also introduced to his pieces and loved the way his art seemed approachable and colorful. (Interestingly, I never want...

    Highly readable biography permeated by a thoughtful tone. Besides life events, the focus is on the inspiration for the Hopper's work, with the final question being philosophical. When asked why he painted, he responded, "Why do I paint? Well," he finally answered, "I'm after ME." The b...

    Wendell Minor brings Edward Hopper's eloquently told story to life with his exquisite gouache watercolor paintings that are startlingly reminiscent of Edward Hopper's own famous masterpieces. Robert Burleigh's effective description of how Edward, who wanted to be a painter since he pri...

    What an awesome picture book biography this is! The reader learns so much about this artist and his work. The paintings illustrating the painter, his paintings and his life are absolutely amazing. You can tell that the author and the illustrator are very passionate about the type of ar...

    Thrilled to see a book about Hopper. Paintings by Wendell Minor are pretty. Felt a little frustrated by this book - broad outlines of Hopper's life but not a whole lot more, and particularly in presenting Hopper's art, I feel it should have been clearer. I don't know that he's well eno...

    I found the illustrations in this fascinating - especially when comparing them with the actual Edward Hopper paintings. Four of his paintings are shown at the back of the book, but I went to Edwardhopper.net to see larger views and more of them. I didn't know much about Edward Hopper b...

  • Venus
    Sep 17, 2014

    An excellent introduction to the American realist artist with typically superb illustrations by Wendell Minor. ...

    Even as a child, Edward Hopper lived as an artist. He spent his days drawing as much as he could, preferring drawing to playing baseball with the other boys. After high school, he headed off to New York City to study art. Then Hopper went to Paris to learn even more, spending time pain...

    Considering the two artists who created this book, how can I have anything but love for it? A bit of a different story is told here from the earlier one about Hopper. In that one, it shared that Hopper loved to sail, even made his own boat as a teen and considered becoming a boat desi...

    Lovely gouache watercolor illustrations accompany biographical information about the taciturn American artist Edward Hopper. Readers will enjoy the small personal details provided in the text; for instance, Hopper proclaimed himself as a "would be artist" (unpaged) early in life, and w...

    Perseverance. Love. Vision. Hopper's boyhood pencil box is adorable. I really like that Minor's paintings place Hopper's moments of inspiration in Minor's interpretation of Hopper's paintings. Minor said his attempt was to capture Hopper while showing his own style and he succeeded in ...

    For me, those like myself, those who have no understanding of a particular artist and people needing to understand the joy of pursuing your passion, Edward Hopper Paints His World (Christy Ottaviano Books, Henry Holt and Company) written by Robert Burleigh with paintings by Wendell Mi...

    This book is a great introduction to individual artist's styles in general and, of course, Edward Hopper both in life and art philosophy. I would enjoy reading this with older students and comparing the illustrator's interpretation of some of Hopper's works with the original paintings,...

    "If you could say it with words there would be no reason to paint" is an Edward Hopper quote included in the back of the book. Illustrations that fit Hopper's style of painting and text that attempts to document Hopper's need to create and express via painting makes this a very satisfy...

    Hopper is one of my favorite artists; really love how the author and illustrator explain his work and his life. The illustrator recreates some of his most famous work from a different perspective. Beautifully done. ...

    Thoughtful beautiful book about Hopper's life and approach to his work. The illustrations are superb and Burleigh's accompanying text has a calm clear tone that suits Hopper's style and will give young readers a real sense of what made Hopper's work so special. Backmatter is fascinatin...

    Inspired James to find a quiet room for drawing ...

    Despite all the rave reviews, I was terribly disappointed by this book. As a non-fiction biography, it lacks basic information on Edward Hopper like; When was he born? Where did he grow up? What did his art work look like? While that data was provided in the back pages, it was not in t...

    This was a fantastic picture book biography on American artist Edward Hopper. Robert Burleigh and Wendell Minor did a wonderful job of introducing readers to this artistic visionary that always attempted to show the world in the way he saw it, with beautifully contrasting images of lig...

    I love the illustrations of his paintings and him standing in the scene. I love the illustrations of his sketches and studies. Beautiful book. ...

    Biography for middle readers. Illustrations match his style so readers can appreciate his art. ...

    Review originally posted on Children's Atheneum Edward Hopper knew what he wanted to be when he grew up. An artist. With purpose and determination Hopper traveled from New York to Paris, studying and honing his craft. Despite little interest in his paintings, Hopper continued to dre...

  • Shelli
    Aug 01, 2018

    An excellent introduction to the American realist artist with typically superb illustrations by Wendell Minor. ...

    Even as a child, Edward Hopper lived as an artist. He spent his days drawing as much as he could, preferring drawing to playing baseball with the other boys. After high school, he headed off to New York City to study art. Then Hopper went to Paris to learn even more, spending time pain...

    Considering the two artists who created this book, how can I have anything but love for it? A bit of a different story is told here from the earlier one about Hopper. In that one, it shared that Hopper loved to sail, even made his own boat as a teen and considered becoming a boat desi...

    Lovely gouache watercolor illustrations accompany biographical information about the taciturn American artist Edward Hopper. Readers will enjoy the small personal details provided in the text; for instance, Hopper proclaimed himself as a "would be artist" (unpaged) early in life, and w...

    Perseverance. Love. Vision. Hopper's boyhood pencil box is adorable. I really like that Minor's paintings place Hopper's moments of inspiration in Minor's interpretation of Hopper's paintings. Minor said his attempt was to capture Hopper while showing his own style and he succeeded in ...

    For me, those like myself, those who have no understanding of a particular artist and people needing to understand the joy of pursuing your passion, Edward Hopper Paints His World (Christy Ottaviano Books, Henry Holt and Company) written by Robert Burleigh with paintings by Wendell Mi...

    This book is a great introduction to individual artist's styles in general and, of course, Edward Hopper both in life and art philosophy. I would enjoy reading this with older students and comparing the illustrator's interpretation of some of Hopper's works with the original paintings,...

    "If you could say it with words there would be no reason to paint" is an Edward Hopper quote included in the back of the book. Illustrations that fit Hopper's style of painting and text that attempts to document Hopper's need to create and express via painting makes this a very satisfy...

    Hopper is one of my favorite artists; really love how the author and illustrator explain his work and his life. The illustrator recreates some of his most famous work from a different perspective. Beautifully done. ...

    Thoughtful beautiful book about Hopper's life and approach to his work. The illustrations are superb and Burleigh's accompanying text has a calm clear tone that suits Hopper's style and will give young readers a real sense of what made Hopper's work so special. Backmatter is fascinatin...

    Inspired James to find a quiet room for drawing ...

    Despite all the rave reviews, I was terribly disappointed by this book. As a non-fiction biography, it lacks basic information on Edward Hopper like; When was he born? Where did he grow up? What did his art work look like? While that data was provided in the back pages, it was not in t...

    This was a fantastic picture book biography on American artist Edward Hopper. Robert Burleigh and Wendell Minor did a wonderful job of introducing readers to this artistic visionary that always attempted to show the world in the way he saw it, with beautifully contrasting images of lig...

  • Tasha
    May 13, 2014

    An excellent introduction to the American realist artist with typically superb illustrations by Wendell Minor. ...

    Even as a child, Edward Hopper lived as an artist. He spent his days drawing as much as he could, preferring drawing to playing baseball with the other boys. After high school, he headed off to New York City to study art. Then Hopper went to Paris to learn even more, spending time pain...

  • Lynn
    Oct 08, 2014

    An excellent introduction to the American realist artist with typically superb illustrations by Wendell Minor. ...

    Even as a child, Edward Hopper lived as an artist. He spent his days drawing as much as he could, preferring drawing to playing baseball with the other boys. After high school, he headed off to New York City to study art. Then Hopper went to Paris to learn even more, spending time pain...

    Considering the two artists who created this book, how can I have anything but love for it? A bit of a different story is told here from the earlier one about Hopper. In that one, it shared that Hopper loved to sail, even made his own boat as a teen and considered becoming a boat desi...

    Lovely gouache watercolor illustrations accompany biographical information about the taciturn American artist Edward Hopper. Readers will enjoy the small personal details provided in the text; for instance, Hopper proclaimed himself as a "would be artist" (unpaged) early in life, and w...

    Perseverance. Love. Vision. Hopper's boyhood pencil box is adorable. I really like that Minor's paintings place Hopper's moments of inspiration in Minor's interpretation of Hopper's paintings. Minor said his attempt was to capture Hopper while showing his own style and he succeeded in ...

    For me, those like myself, those who have no understanding of a particular artist and people needing to understand the joy of pursuing your passion, Edward Hopper Paints His World (Christy Ottaviano Books, Henry Holt and Company) written by Robert Burleigh with paintings by Wendell Mi...

    This book is a great introduction to individual artist's styles in general and, of course, Edward Hopper both in life and art philosophy. I would enjoy reading this with older students and comparing the illustrator's interpretation of some of Hopper's works with the original paintings,...

    "If you could say it with words there would be no reason to paint" is an Edward Hopper quote included in the back of the book. Illustrations that fit Hopper's style of painting and text that attempts to document Hopper's need to create and express via painting makes this a very satisfy...

    Hopper is one of my favorite artists; really love how the author and illustrator explain his work and his life. The illustrator recreates some of his most famous work from a different perspective. Beautifully done. ...

    Thoughtful beautiful book about Hopper's life and approach to his work. The illustrations are superb and Burleigh's accompanying text has a calm clear tone that suits Hopper's style and will give young readers a real sense of what made Hopper's work so special. Backmatter is fascinatin...

  • Alethea A
    Mar 02, 2014

    An excellent introduction to the American realist artist with typically superb illustrations by Wendell Minor. ...

    Even as a child, Edward Hopper lived as an artist. He spent his days drawing as much as he could, preferring drawing to playing baseball with the other boys. After high school, he headed off to New York City to study art. Then Hopper went to Paris to learn even more, spending time pain...

    Considering the two artists who created this book, how can I have anything but love for it? A bit of a different story is told here from the earlier one about Hopper. In that one, it shared that Hopper loved to sail, even made his own boat as a teen and considered becoming a boat desi...

    Lovely gouache watercolor illustrations accompany biographical information about the taciturn American artist Edward Hopper. Readers will enjoy the small personal details provided in the text; for instance, Hopper proclaimed himself as a "would be artist" (unpaged) early in life, and w...

    Perseverance. Love. Vision. Hopper's boyhood pencil box is adorable. I really like that Minor's paintings place Hopper's moments of inspiration in Minor's interpretation of Hopper's paintings. Minor said his attempt was to capture Hopper while showing his own style and he succeeded in ...

    For me, those like myself, those who have no understanding of a particular artist and people needing to understand the joy of pursuing your passion, Edward Hopper Paints His World (Christy Ottaviano Books, Henry Holt and Company) written by Robert Burleigh with paintings by Wendell Mi...

    This book is a great introduction to individual artist's styles in general and, of course, Edward Hopper both in life and art philosophy. I would enjoy reading this with older students and comparing the illustrator's interpretation of some of Hopper's works with the original paintings,...

    "If you could say it with words there would be no reason to paint" is an Edward Hopper quote included in the back of the book. Illustrations that fit Hopper's style of painting and text that attempts to document Hopper's need to create and express via painting makes this a very satisfy...

    Hopper is one of my favorite artists; really love how the author and illustrator explain his work and his life. The illustrator recreates some of his most famous work from a different perspective. Beautifully done. ...

  • Barbara
    Oct 11, 2014

    An excellent introduction to the American realist artist with typically superb illustrations by Wendell Minor. ...

    Even as a child, Edward Hopper lived as an artist. He spent his days drawing as much as he could, preferring drawing to playing baseball with the other boys. After high school, he headed off to New York City to study art. Then Hopper went to Paris to learn even more, spending time pain...

    Considering the two artists who created this book, how can I have anything but love for it? A bit of a different story is told here from the earlier one about Hopper. In that one, it shared that Hopper loved to sail, even made his own boat as a teen and considered becoming a boat desi...

    Lovely gouache watercolor illustrations accompany biographical information about the taciturn American artist Edward Hopper. Readers will enjoy the small personal details provided in the text; for instance, Hopper proclaimed himself as a "would be artist" (unpaged) early in life, and w...

  • Sharon Lawler
    Nov 06, 2014

    An excellent introduction to the American realist artist with typically superb illustrations by Wendell Minor. ...

    Even as a child, Edward Hopper lived as an artist. He spent his days drawing as much as he could, preferring drawing to playing baseball with the other boys. After high school, he headed off to New York City to study art. Then Hopper went to Paris to learn even more, spending time pain...

    Considering the two artists who created this book, how can I have anything but love for it? A bit of a different story is told here from the earlier one about Hopper. In that one, it shared that Hopper loved to sail, even made his own boat as a teen and considered becoming a boat desi...

    Lovely gouache watercolor illustrations accompany biographical information about the taciturn American artist Edward Hopper. Readers will enjoy the small personal details provided in the text; for instance, Hopper proclaimed himself as a "would be artist" (unpaged) early in life, and w...

    Perseverance. Love. Vision. Hopper's boyhood pencil box is adorable. I really like that Minor's paintings place Hopper's moments of inspiration in Minor's interpretation of Hopper's paintings. Minor said his attempt was to capture Hopper while showing his own style and he succeeded in ...

    For me, those like myself, those who have no understanding of a particular artist and people needing to understand the joy of pursuing your passion, Edward Hopper Paints His World (Christy Ottaviano Books, Henry Holt and Company) written by Robert Burleigh with paintings by Wendell Mi...

    This book is a great introduction to individual artist's styles in general and, of course, Edward Hopper both in life and art philosophy. I would enjoy reading this with older students and comparing the illustrator's interpretation of some of Hopper's works with the original paintings,...

    "If you could say it with words there would be no reason to paint" is an Edward Hopper quote included in the back of the book. Illustrations that fit Hopper's style of painting and text that attempts to document Hopper's need to create and express via painting makes this a very satisfy...

    Hopper is one of my favorite artists; really love how the author and illustrator explain his work and his life. The illustrator recreates some of his most famous work from a different perspective. Beautifully done. ...

    Thoughtful beautiful book about Hopper's life and approach to his work. The illustrations are superb and Burleigh's accompanying text has a calm clear tone that suits Hopper's style and will give young readers a real sense of what made Hopper's work so special. Backmatter is fascinatin...

    Inspired James to find a quiet room for drawing ...

    Despite all the rave reviews, I was terribly disappointed by this book. As a non-fiction biography, it lacks basic information on Edward Hopper like; When was he born? Where did he grow up? What did his art work look like? While that data was provided in the back pages, it was not in t...

    This was a fantastic picture book biography on American artist Edward Hopper. Robert Burleigh and Wendell Minor did a wonderful job of introducing readers to this artistic visionary that always attempted to show the world in the way he saw it, with beautifully contrasting images of lig...

    I love the illustrations of his paintings and him standing in the scene. I love the illustrations of his sketches and studies. Beautiful book. ...

    Biography for middle readers. Illustrations match his style so readers can appreciate his art. ...

    Review originally posted on Children's Atheneum Edward Hopper knew what he wanted to be when he grew up. An artist. With purpose and determination Hopper traveled from New York to Paris, studying and honing his craft. Despite little interest in his paintings, Hopper continued to dre...

    02-01-2016 The story of Edward Hopper will appeal to anyone who has ever wanted to draw exactly what they are looking at, as realistically as possible. Through 3rd person narrative the reader learns of Edward's desire to paint exactly what he saw, yet the author hints at how the subjec...

    This remarkable picture book has been in my library return stack through three renewals, and it keeps coming back out to be reread and re-examined. The story of Edward Hooper's life, his lifelong drive to "paint his world" and the astonishing images he created in the process are captur...

    A picture book biography of Edward Hopper, famous for his paintings of everyday locations in America. This book gives a decent overview of the artist whose paintings are probably more recognizable than his name, how he was shy and started out in advertising. And how his art style to...

    I would have loved this book as a kid. At 5 years old, I discovered Monet's paintings and became obsessed with him. Since my dad is a fan of Edward Hopper's art, I was also introduced to his pieces and loved the way his art seemed approachable and colorful. (Interestingly, I never want...

    Highly readable biography permeated by a thoughtful tone. Besides life events, the focus is on the inspiration for the Hopper's work, with the final question being philosophical. When asked why he painted, he responded, "Why do I paint? Well," he finally answered, "I'm after ME." The b...

  • Samantha
    May 22, 2014

    An excellent introduction to the American realist artist with typically superb illustrations by Wendell Minor. ...

    Even as a child, Edward Hopper lived as an artist. He spent his days drawing as much as he could, preferring drawing to playing baseball with the other boys. After high school, he headed off to New York City to study art. Then Hopper went to Paris to learn even more, spending time pain...

    Considering the two artists who created this book, how can I have anything but love for it? A bit of a different story is told here from the earlier one about Hopper. In that one, it shared that Hopper loved to sail, even made his own boat as a teen and considered becoming a boat desi...

    Lovely gouache watercolor illustrations accompany biographical information about the taciturn American artist Edward Hopper. Readers will enjoy the small personal details provided in the text; for instance, Hopper proclaimed himself as a "would be artist" (unpaged) early in life, and w...

    Perseverance. Love. Vision. Hopper's boyhood pencil box is adorable. I really like that Minor's paintings place Hopper's moments of inspiration in Minor's interpretation of Hopper's paintings. Minor said his attempt was to capture Hopper while showing his own style and he succeeded in ...

    For me, those like myself, those who have no understanding of a particular artist and people needing to understand the joy of pursuing your passion, Edward Hopper Paints His World (Christy Ottaviano Books, Henry Holt and Company) written by Robert Burleigh with paintings by Wendell Mi...

    This book is a great introduction to individual artist's styles in general and, of course, Edward Hopper both in life and art philosophy. I would enjoy reading this with older students and comparing the illustrator's interpretation of some of Hopper's works with the original paintings,...

    "If you could say it with words there would be no reason to paint" is an Edward Hopper quote included in the back of the book. Illustrations that fit Hopper's style of painting and text that attempts to document Hopper's need to create and express via painting makes this a very satisfy...

    Hopper is one of my favorite artists; really love how the author and illustrator explain his work and his life. The illustrator recreates some of his most famous work from a different perspective. Beautifully done. ...

    Thoughtful beautiful book about Hopper's life and approach to his work. The illustrations are superb and Burleigh's accompanying text has a calm clear tone that suits Hopper's style and will give young readers a real sense of what made Hopper's work so special. Backmatter is fascinatin...

    Inspired James to find a quiet room for drawing ...

    Despite all the rave reviews, I was terribly disappointed by this book. As a non-fiction biography, it lacks basic information on Edward Hopper like; When was he born? Where did he grow up? What did his art work look like? While that data was provided in the back pages, it was not in t...

    This was a fantastic picture book biography on American artist Edward Hopper. Robert Burleigh and Wendell Minor did a wonderful job of introducing readers to this artistic visionary that always attempted to show the world in the way he saw it, with beautifully contrasting images of lig...

    I love the illustrations of his paintings and him standing in the scene. I love the illustrations of his sketches and studies. Beautiful book. ...

    Biography for middle readers. Illustrations match his style so readers can appreciate his art. ...

    Review originally posted on Children's Atheneum Edward Hopper knew what he wanted to be when he grew up. An artist. With purpose and determination Hopper traveled from New York to Paris, studying and honing his craft. Despite little interest in his paintings, Hopper continued to dre...

    02-01-2016 The story of Edward Hopper will appeal to anyone who has ever wanted to draw exactly what they are looking at, as realistically as possible. Through 3rd person narrative the reader learns of Edward's desire to paint exactly what he saw, yet the author hints at how the subjec...

    This remarkable picture book has been in my library return stack through three renewals, and it keeps coming back out to be reread and re-examined. The story of Edward Hooper's life, his lifelong drive to "paint his world" and the astonishing images he created in the process are captur...

    A picture book biography of Edward Hopper, famous for his paintings of everyday locations in America. This book gives a decent overview of the artist whose paintings are probably more recognizable than his name, how he was shy and started out in advertising. And how his art style to...

    I would have loved this book as a kid. At 5 years old, I discovered Monet's paintings and became obsessed with him. Since my dad is a fan of Edward Hopper's art, I was also introduced to his pieces and loved the way his art seemed approachable and colorful. (Interestingly, I never want...

    Highly readable biography permeated by a thoughtful tone. Besides life events, the focus is on the inspiration for the Hopper's work, with the final question being philosophical. When asked why he painted, he responded, "Why do I paint? Well," he finally answered, "I'm after ME." The b...

    Wendell Minor brings Edward Hopper's eloquently told story to life with his exquisite gouache watercolor paintings that are startlingly reminiscent of Edward Hopper's own famous masterpieces. Robert Burleigh's effective description of how Edward, who wanted to be a painter since he pri...

    What an awesome picture book biography this is! The reader learns so much about this artist and his work. The paintings illustrating the painter, his paintings and his life are absolutely amazing. You can tell that the author and the illustrator are very passionate about the type of ar...

    Thrilled to see a book about Hopper. Paintings by Wendell Minor are pretty. Felt a little frustrated by this book - broad outlines of Hopper's life but not a whole lot more, and particularly in presenting Hopper's art, I feel it should have been clearer. I don't know that he's well eno...

    I found the illustrations in this fascinating - especially when comparing them with the actual Edward Hopper paintings. Four of his paintings are shown at the back of the book, but I went to Edwardhopper.net to see larger views and more of them. I didn't know much about Edward Hopper b...

    Beautifully illustrated with full color gouache watercolors, in a style that is reminiscent of Hopper himself; Minor does his own versions of Hopper's famous paintings but from Hopper's point of view. Hopper wanted to be an artist from an early lage; he had no buyers for his art, howev...

    I liked that this book was bibliographical and full of true facts about Edward Hopper's life. I think it would be neat to use this book if my class was doing an artist study because this book not only has a lot of relevant information but in the back it also includes more; like the pai...

    This tells the story of Edward Hopper from childhood on. It focuses a lot of his determination to paint what he wanted to paint, what he saw in the world, the things he saw in the world that reflected himself. I liked how the illustrations followed some of Hopper's process (a mix of...

    This is a beautiful picture book biography on the life of Edward Hopper. Beyond the text of the book, which gives glimpses into his life and the process of his art, the back matter adds additional detail for those needing or wanting more information. There are quotes from Hopper himsel...

    A picture book bio about American artist Edward Hopper. Readers are given a sidekick view of how Hopper viewed the world and what inspired him. They are treated to scenes of his most famous paintings as though they were seeing what the artist himself was seeing. I liked the gouache ...

  • Edward Sullivan
    Oct 07, 2014

    An excellent introduction to the American realist artist with typically superb illustrations by Wendell Minor. ...

  • Sandy Brehl
    Nov 01, 2014

    An excellent introduction to the American realist artist with typically superb illustrations by Wendell Minor. ...

    Even as a child, Edward Hopper lived as an artist. He spent his days drawing as much as he could, preferring drawing to playing baseball with the other boys. After high school, he headed off to New York City to study art. Then Hopper went to Paris to learn even more, spending time pain...

    Considering the two artists who created this book, how can I have anything but love for it? A bit of a different story is told here from the earlier one about Hopper. In that one, it shared that Hopper loved to sail, even made his own boat as a teen and considered becoming a boat desi...

    Lovely gouache watercolor illustrations accompany biographical information about the taciturn American artist Edward Hopper. Readers will enjoy the small personal details provided in the text; for instance, Hopper proclaimed himself as a "would be artist" (unpaged) early in life, and w...

    Perseverance. Love. Vision. Hopper's boyhood pencil box is adorable. I really like that Minor's paintings place Hopper's moments of inspiration in Minor's interpretation of Hopper's paintings. Minor said his attempt was to capture Hopper while showing his own style and he succeeded in ...

    For me, those like myself, those who have no understanding of a particular artist and people needing to understand the joy of pursuing your passion, Edward Hopper Paints His World (Christy Ottaviano Books, Henry Holt and Company) written by Robert Burleigh with paintings by Wendell Mi...

    This book is a great introduction to individual artist's styles in general and, of course, Edward Hopper both in life and art philosophy. I would enjoy reading this with older students and comparing the illustrator's interpretation of some of Hopper's works with the original paintings,...

    "If you could say it with words there would be no reason to paint" is an Edward Hopper quote included in the back of the book. Illustrations that fit Hopper's style of painting and text that attempts to document Hopper's need to create and express via painting makes this a very satisfy...

    Hopper is one of my favorite artists; really love how the author and illustrator explain his work and his life. The illustrator recreates some of his most famous work from a different perspective. Beautifully done. ...

    Thoughtful beautiful book about Hopper's life and approach to his work. The illustrations are superb and Burleigh's accompanying text has a calm clear tone that suits Hopper's style and will give young readers a real sense of what made Hopper's work so special. Backmatter is fascinatin...

    Inspired James to find a quiet room for drawing ...

    Despite all the rave reviews, I was terribly disappointed by this book. As a non-fiction biography, it lacks basic information on Edward Hopper like; When was he born? Where did he grow up? What did his art work look like? While that data was provided in the back pages, it was not in t...

    This was a fantastic picture book biography on American artist Edward Hopper. Robert Burleigh and Wendell Minor did a wonderful job of introducing readers to this artistic visionary that always attempted to show the world in the way he saw it, with beautifully contrasting images of lig...

    I love the illustrations of his paintings and him standing in the scene. I love the illustrations of his sketches and studies. Beautiful book. ...

    Biography for middle readers. Illustrations match his style so readers can appreciate his art. ...

    Review originally posted on Children's Atheneum Edward Hopper knew what he wanted to be when he grew up. An artist. With purpose and determination Hopper traveled from New York to Paris, studying and honing his craft. Despite little interest in his paintings, Hopper continued to dre...

    02-01-2016 The story of Edward Hopper will appeal to anyone who has ever wanted to draw exactly what they are looking at, as realistically as possible. Through 3rd person narrative the reader learns of Edward's desire to paint exactly what he saw, yet the author hints at how the subjec...

    This remarkable picture book has been in my library return stack through three renewals, and it keeps coming back out to be reread and re-examined. The story of Edward Hooper's life, his lifelong drive to "paint his world" and the astonishing images he created in the process are captur...

  • Caroline
    Oct 05, 2015

    An excellent introduction to the American realist artist with typically superb illustrations by Wendell Minor. ...

    Even as a child, Edward Hopper lived as an artist. He spent his days drawing as much as he could, preferring drawing to playing baseball with the other boys. After high school, he headed off to New York City to study art. Then Hopper went to Paris to learn even more, spending time pain...

    Considering the two artists who created this book, how can I have anything but love for it? A bit of a different story is told here from the earlier one about Hopper. In that one, it shared that Hopper loved to sail, even made his own boat as a teen and considered becoming a boat desi...

    Lovely gouache watercolor illustrations accompany biographical information about the taciturn American artist Edward Hopper. Readers will enjoy the small personal details provided in the text; for instance, Hopper proclaimed himself as a "would be artist" (unpaged) early in life, and w...

    Perseverance. Love. Vision. Hopper's boyhood pencil box is adorable. I really like that Minor's paintings place Hopper's moments of inspiration in Minor's interpretation of Hopper's paintings. Minor said his attempt was to capture Hopper while showing his own style and he succeeded in ...

    For me, those like myself, those who have no understanding of a particular artist and people needing to understand the joy of pursuing your passion, Edward Hopper Paints His World (Christy Ottaviano Books, Henry Holt and Company) written by Robert Burleigh with paintings by Wendell Mi...

    This book is a great introduction to individual artist's styles in general and, of course, Edward Hopper both in life and art philosophy. I would enjoy reading this with older students and comparing the illustrator's interpretation of some of Hopper's works with the original paintings,...

  • Jana
    Sep 01, 2014

    An excellent introduction to the American realist artist with typically superb illustrations by Wendell Minor. ...

    Even as a child, Edward Hopper lived as an artist. He spent his days drawing as much as he could, preferring drawing to playing baseball with the other boys. After high school, he headed off to New York City to study art. Then Hopper went to Paris to learn even more, spending time pain...

    Considering the two artists who created this book, how can I have anything but love for it? A bit of a different story is told here from the earlier one about Hopper. In that one, it shared that Hopper loved to sail, even made his own boat as a teen and considered becoming a boat desi...

    Lovely gouache watercolor illustrations accompany biographical information about the taciturn American artist Edward Hopper. Readers will enjoy the small personal details provided in the text; for instance, Hopper proclaimed himself as a "would be artist" (unpaged) early in life, and w...

    Perseverance. Love. Vision. Hopper's boyhood pencil box is adorable. I really like that Minor's paintings place Hopper's moments of inspiration in Minor's interpretation of Hopper's paintings. Minor said his attempt was to capture Hopper while showing his own style and he succeeded in ...

    For me, those like myself, those who have no understanding of a particular artist and people needing to understand the joy of pursuing your passion, Edward Hopper Paints His World (Christy Ottaviano Books, Henry Holt and Company) written by Robert Burleigh with paintings by Wendell Mi...

    This book is a great introduction to individual artist's styles in general and, of course, Edward Hopper both in life and art philosophy. I would enjoy reading this with older students and comparing the illustrator's interpretation of some of Hopper's works with the original paintings,...

    "If you could say it with words there would be no reason to paint" is an Edward Hopper quote included in the back of the book. Illustrations that fit Hopper's style of painting and text that attempts to document Hopper's need to create and express via painting makes this a very satisfy...

    Hopper is one of my favorite artists; really love how the author and illustrator explain his work and his life. The illustrator recreates some of his most famous work from a different perspective. Beautifully done. ...

    Thoughtful beautiful book about Hopper's life and approach to his work. The illustrations are superb and Burleigh's accompanying text has a calm clear tone that suits Hopper's style and will give young readers a real sense of what made Hopper's work so special. Backmatter is fascinatin...

    Inspired James to find a quiet room for drawing ...

    Despite all the rave reviews, I was terribly disappointed by this book. As a non-fiction biography, it lacks basic information on Edward Hopper like; When was he born? Where did he grow up? What did his art work look like? While that data was provided in the back pages, it was not in t...

    This was a fantastic picture book biography on American artist Edward Hopper. Robert Burleigh and Wendell Minor did a wonderful job of introducing readers to this artistic visionary that always attempted to show the world in the way he saw it, with beautifully contrasting images of lig...

    I love the illustrations of his paintings and him standing in the scene. I love the illustrations of his sketches and studies. Beautiful book. ...

    Biography for middle readers. Illustrations match his style so readers can appreciate his art. ...

    Review originally posted on Children's Atheneum Edward Hopper knew what he wanted to be when he grew up. An artist. With purpose and determination Hopper traveled from New York to Paris, studying and honing his craft. Despite little interest in his paintings, Hopper continued to dre...

    02-01-2016 The story of Edward Hopper will appeal to anyone who has ever wanted to draw exactly what they are looking at, as realistically as possible. Through 3rd person narrative the reader learns of Edward's desire to paint exactly what he saw, yet the author hints at how the subjec...

    This remarkable picture book has been in my library return stack through three renewals, and it keeps coming back out to be reread and re-examined. The story of Edward Hooper's life, his lifelong drive to "paint his world" and the astonishing images he created in the process are captur...

    A picture book biography of Edward Hopper, famous for his paintings of everyday locations in America. This book gives a decent overview of the artist whose paintings are probably more recognizable than his name, how he was shy and started out in advertising. And how his art style to...

    I would have loved this book as a kid. At 5 years old, I discovered Monet's paintings and became obsessed with him. Since my dad is a fan of Edward Hopper's art, I was also introduced to his pieces and loved the way his art seemed approachable and colorful. (Interestingly, I never want...

    Highly readable biography permeated by a thoughtful tone. Besides life events, the focus is on the inspiration for the Hopper's work, with the final question being philosophical. When asked why he painted, he responded, "Why do I paint? Well," he finally answered, "I'm after ME." The b...

    Wendell Minor brings Edward Hopper's eloquently told story to life with his exquisite gouache watercolor paintings that are startlingly reminiscent of Edward Hopper's own famous masterpieces. Robert Burleigh's effective description of how Edward, who wanted to be a painter since he pri...

    What an awesome picture book biography this is! The reader learns so much about this artist and his work. The paintings illustrating the painter, his paintings and his life are absolutely amazing. You can tell that the author and the illustrator are very passionate about the type of ar...

  • Ro Menendez
    Jan 22, 2016

    An excellent introduction to the American realist artist with typically superb illustrations by Wendell Minor. ...

    Even as a child, Edward Hopper lived as an artist. He spent his days drawing as much as he could, preferring drawing to playing baseball with the other boys. After high school, he headed off to New York City to study art. Then Hopper went to Paris to learn even more, spending time pain...

    Considering the two artists who created this book, how can I have anything but love for it? A bit of a different story is told here from the earlier one about Hopper. In that one, it shared that Hopper loved to sail, even made his own boat as a teen and considered becoming a boat desi...

    Lovely gouache watercolor illustrations accompany biographical information about the taciturn American artist Edward Hopper. Readers will enjoy the small personal details provided in the text; for instance, Hopper proclaimed himself as a "would be artist" (unpaged) early in life, and w...

    Perseverance. Love. Vision. Hopper's boyhood pencil box is adorable. I really like that Minor's paintings place Hopper's moments of inspiration in Minor's interpretation of Hopper's paintings. Minor said his attempt was to capture Hopper while showing his own style and he succeeded in ...

    For me, those like myself, those who have no understanding of a particular artist and people needing to understand the joy of pursuing your passion, Edward Hopper Paints His World (Christy Ottaviano Books, Henry Holt and Company) written by Robert Burleigh with paintings by Wendell Mi...

    This book is a great introduction to individual artist's styles in general and, of course, Edward Hopper both in life and art philosophy. I would enjoy reading this with older students and comparing the illustrator's interpretation of some of Hopper's works with the original paintings,...

    "If you could say it with words there would be no reason to paint" is an Edward Hopper quote included in the back of the book. Illustrations that fit Hopper's style of painting and text that attempts to document Hopper's need to create and express via painting makes this a very satisfy...

    Hopper is one of my favorite artists; really love how the author and illustrator explain his work and his life. The illustrator recreates some of his most famous work from a different perspective. Beautifully done. ...

    Thoughtful beautiful book about Hopper's life and approach to his work. The illustrations are superb and Burleigh's accompanying text has a calm clear tone that suits Hopper's style and will give young readers a real sense of what made Hopper's work so special. Backmatter is fascinatin...

    Inspired James to find a quiet room for drawing ...

    Despite all the rave reviews, I was terribly disappointed by this book. As a non-fiction biography, it lacks basic information on Edward Hopper like; When was he born? Where did he grow up? What did his art work look like? While that data was provided in the back pages, it was not in t...

    This was a fantastic picture book biography on American artist Edward Hopper. Robert Burleigh and Wendell Minor did a wonderful job of introducing readers to this artistic visionary that always attempted to show the world in the way he saw it, with beautifully contrasting images of lig...

    I love the illustrations of his paintings and him standing in the scene. I love the illustrations of his sketches and studies. Beautiful book. ...

    Biography for middle readers. Illustrations match his style so readers can appreciate his art. ...

    Review originally posted on Children's Atheneum Edward Hopper knew what he wanted to be when he grew up. An artist. With purpose and determination Hopper traveled from New York to Paris, studying and honing his craft. Despite little interest in his paintings, Hopper continued to dre...

    02-01-2016 The story of Edward Hopper will appeal to anyone who has ever wanted to draw exactly what they are looking at, as realistically as possible. Through 3rd person narrative the reader learns of Edward's desire to paint exactly what he saw, yet the author hints at how the subjec...

  • Margie
    Aug 26, 2014

    An excellent introduction to the American realist artist with typically superb illustrations by Wendell Minor. ...

    Even as a child, Edward Hopper lived as an artist. He spent his days drawing as much as he could, preferring drawing to playing baseball with the other boys. After high school, he headed off to New York City to study art. Then Hopper went to Paris to learn even more, spending time pain...

    Considering the two artists who created this book, how can I have anything but love for it? A bit of a different story is told here from the earlier one about Hopper. In that one, it shared that Hopper loved to sail, even made his own boat as a teen and considered becoming a boat desi...

    Lovely gouache watercolor illustrations accompany biographical information about the taciturn American artist Edward Hopper. Readers will enjoy the small personal details provided in the text; for instance, Hopper proclaimed himself as a "would be artist" (unpaged) early in life, and w...

    Perseverance. Love. Vision. Hopper's boyhood pencil box is adorable. I really like that Minor's paintings place Hopper's moments of inspiration in Minor's interpretation of Hopper's paintings. Minor said his attempt was to capture Hopper while showing his own style and he succeeded in ...

    For me, those like myself, those who have no understanding of a particular artist and people needing to understand the joy of pursuing your passion, Edward Hopper Paints His World (Christy Ottaviano Books, Henry Holt and Company) written by Robert Burleigh with paintings by Wendell Mi...

  • Linda
    Oct 29, 2014

    An excellent introduction to the American realist artist with typically superb illustrations by Wendell Minor. ...

    Even as a child, Edward Hopper lived as an artist. He spent his days drawing as much as he could, preferring drawing to playing baseball with the other boys. After high school, he headed off to New York City to study art. Then Hopper went to Paris to learn even more, spending time pain...

    Considering the two artists who created this book, how can I have anything but love for it? A bit of a different story is told here from the earlier one about Hopper. In that one, it shared that Hopper loved to sail, even made his own boat as a teen and considered becoming a boat desi...

  • Tracy E.
    Jun 14, 2016

    An excellent introduction to the American realist artist with typically superb illustrations by Wendell Minor. ...

    Even as a child, Edward Hopper lived as an artist. He spent his days drawing as much as he could, preferring drawing to playing baseball with the other boys. After high school, he headed off to New York City to study art. Then Hopper went to Paris to learn even more, spending time pain...

    Considering the two artists who created this book, how can I have anything but love for it? A bit of a different story is told here from the earlier one about Hopper. In that one, it shared that Hopper loved to sail, even made his own boat as a teen and considered becoming a boat desi...

    Lovely gouache watercolor illustrations accompany biographical information about the taciturn American artist Edward Hopper. Readers will enjoy the small personal details provided in the text; for instance, Hopper proclaimed himself as a "would be artist" (unpaged) early in life, and w...

    Perseverance. Love. Vision. Hopper's boyhood pencil box is adorable. I really like that Minor's paintings place Hopper's moments of inspiration in Minor's interpretation of Hopper's paintings. Minor said his attempt was to capture Hopper while showing his own style and he succeeded in ...

  • Pam
    Aug 28, 2017

    An excellent introduction to the American realist artist with typically superb illustrations by Wendell Minor. ...

    Even as a child, Edward Hopper lived as an artist. He spent his days drawing as much as he could, preferring drawing to playing baseball with the other boys. After high school, he headed off to New York City to study art. Then Hopper went to Paris to learn even more, spending time pain...

    Considering the two artists who created this book, how can I have anything but love for it? A bit of a different story is told here from the earlier one about Hopper. In that one, it shared that Hopper loved to sail, even made his own boat as a teen and considered becoming a boat desi...

    Lovely gouache watercolor illustrations accompany biographical information about the taciturn American artist Edward Hopper. Readers will enjoy the small personal details provided in the text; for instance, Hopper proclaimed himself as a "would be artist" (unpaged) early in life, and w...

    Perseverance. Love. Vision. Hopper's boyhood pencil box is adorable. I really like that Minor's paintings place Hopper's moments of inspiration in Minor's interpretation of Hopper's paintings. Minor said his attempt was to capture Hopper while showing his own style and he succeeded in ...

    For me, those like myself, those who have no understanding of a particular artist and people needing to understand the joy of pursuing your passion, Edward Hopper Paints His World (Christy Ottaviano Books, Henry Holt and Company) written by Robert Burleigh with paintings by Wendell Mi...

    This book is a great introduction to individual artist's styles in general and, of course, Edward Hopper both in life and art philosophy. I would enjoy reading this with older students and comparing the illustrator's interpretation of some of Hopper's works with the original paintings,...

    "If you could say it with words there would be no reason to paint" is an Edward Hopper quote included in the back of the book. Illustrations that fit Hopper's style of painting and text that attempts to document Hopper's need to create and express via painting makes this a very satisfy...

    Hopper is one of my favorite artists; really love how the author and illustrator explain his work and his life. The illustrator recreates some of his most famous work from a different perspective. Beautifully done. ...

    Thoughtful beautiful book about Hopper's life and approach to his work. The illustrations are superb and Burleigh's accompanying text has a calm clear tone that suits Hopper's style and will give young readers a real sense of what made Hopper's work so special. Backmatter is fascinatin...

    Inspired James to find a quiet room for drawing ...

    Despite all the rave reviews, I was terribly disappointed by this book. As a non-fiction biography, it lacks basic information on Edward Hopper like; When was he born? Where did he grow up? What did his art work look like? While that data was provided in the back pages, it was not in t...

  • Pam
    Feb 06, 2018

    An excellent introduction to the American realist artist with typically superb illustrations by Wendell Minor. ...

    Even as a child, Edward Hopper lived as an artist. He spent his days drawing as much as he could, preferring drawing to playing baseball with the other boys. After high school, he headed off to New York City to study art. Then Hopper went to Paris to learn even more, spending time pain...

    Considering the two artists who created this book, how can I have anything but love for it? A bit of a different story is told here from the earlier one about Hopper. In that one, it shared that Hopper loved to sail, even made his own boat as a teen and considered becoming a boat desi...

    Lovely gouache watercolor illustrations accompany biographical information about the taciturn American artist Edward Hopper. Readers will enjoy the small personal details provided in the text; for instance, Hopper proclaimed himself as a "would be artist" (unpaged) early in life, and w...

    Perseverance. Love. Vision. Hopper's boyhood pencil box is adorable. I really like that Minor's paintings place Hopper's moments of inspiration in Minor's interpretation of Hopper's paintings. Minor said his attempt was to capture Hopper while showing his own style and he succeeded in ...

    For me, those like myself, those who have no understanding of a particular artist and people needing to understand the joy of pursuing your passion, Edward Hopper Paints His World (Christy Ottaviano Books, Henry Holt and Company) written by Robert Burleigh with paintings by Wendell Mi...

    This book is a great introduction to individual artist's styles in general and, of course, Edward Hopper both in life and art philosophy. I would enjoy reading this with older students and comparing the illustrator's interpretation of some of Hopper's works with the original paintings,...

    "If you could say it with words there would be no reason to paint" is an Edward Hopper quote included in the back of the book. Illustrations that fit Hopper's style of painting and text that attempts to document Hopper's need to create and express via painting makes this a very satisfy...

    Hopper is one of my favorite artists; really love how the author and illustrator explain his work and his life. The illustrator recreates some of his most famous work from a different perspective. Beautifully done. ...

    Thoughtful beautiful book about Hopper's life and approach to his work. The illustrations are superb and Burleigh's accompanying text has a calm clear tone that suits Hopper's style and will give young readers a real sense of what made Hopper's work so special. Backmatter is fascinatin...

    Inspired James to find a quiet room for drawing ...

    Despite all the rave reviews, I was terribly disappointed by this book. As a non-fiction biography, it lacks basic information on Edward Hopper like; When was he born? Where did he grow up? What did his art work look like? While that data was provided in the back pages, it was not in t...

    This was a fantastic picture book biography on American artist Edward Hopper. Robert Burleigh and Wendell Minor did a wonderful job of introducing readers to this artistic visionary that always attempted to show the world in the way he saw it, with beautifully contrasting images of lig...

    I love the illustrations of his paintings and him standing in the scene. I love the illustrations of his sketches and studies. Beautiful book. ...

    Biography for middle readers. Illustrations match his style so readers can appreciate his art. ...

  • Chris
    Feb 14, 2015

    An excellent introduction to the American realist artist with typically superb illustrations by Wendell Minor. ...

    Even as a child, Edward Hopper lived as an artist. He spent his days drawing as much as he could, preferring drawing to playing baseball with the other boys. After high school, he headed off to New York City to study art. Then Hopper went to Paris to learn even more, spending time pain...

    Considering the two artists who created this book, how can I have anything but love for it? A bit of a different story is told here from the earlier one about Hopper. In that one, it shared that Hopper loved to sail, even made his own boat as a teen and considered becoming a boat desi...

    Lovely gouache watercolor illustrations accompany biographical information about the taciturn American artist Edward Hopper. Readers will enjoy the small personal details provided in the text; for instance, Hopper proclaimed himself as a "would be artist" (unpaged) early in life, and w...

    Perseverance. Love. Vision. Hopper's boyhood pencil box is adorable. I really like that Minor's paintings place Hopper's moments of inspiration in Minor's interpretation of Hopper's paintings. Minor said his attempt was to capture Hopper while showing his own style and he succeeded in ...

    For me, those like myself, those who have no understanding of a particular artist and people needing to understand the joy of pursuing your passion, Edward Hopper Paints His World (Christy Ottaviano Books, Henry Holt and Company) written by Robert Burleigh with paintings by Wendell Mi...

    This book is a great introduction to individual artist's styles in general and, of course, Edward Hopper both in life and art philosophy. I would enjoy reading this with older students and comparing the illustrator's interpretation of some of Hopper's works with the original paintings,...

    "If you could say it with words there would be no reason to paint" is an Edward Hopper quote included in the back of the book. Illustrations that fit Hopper's style of painting and text that attempts to document Hopper's need to create and express via painting makes this a very satisfy...

    Hopper is one of my favorite artists; really love how the author and illustrator explain his work and his life. The illustrator recreates some of his most famous work from a different perspective. Beautifully done. ...

    Thoughtful beautiful book about Hopper's life and approach to his work. The illustrations are superb and Burleigh's accompanying text has a calm clear tone that suits Hopper's style and will give young readers a real sense of what made Hopper's work so special. Backmatter is fascinatin...

    Inspired James to find a quiet room for drawing ...

    Despite all the rave reviews, I was terribly disappointed by this book. As a non-fiction biography, it lacks basic information on Edward Hopper like; When was he born? Where did he grow up? What did his art work look like? While that data was provided in the back pages, it was not in t...

    This was a fantastic picture book biography on American artist Edward Hopper. Robert Burleigh and Wendell Minor did a wonderful job of introducing readers to this artistic visionary that always attempted to show the world in the way he saw it, with beautifully contrasting images of lig...

    I love the illustrations of his paintings and him standing in the scene. I love the illustrations of his sketches and studies. Beautiful book. ...

    Biography for middle readers. Illustrations match his style so readers can appreciate his art. ...

    Review originally posted on Children's Atheneum Edward Hopper knew what he wanted to be when he grew up. An artist. With purpose and determination Hopper traveled from New York to Paris, studying and honing his craft. Despite little interest in his paintings, Hopper continued to dre...

    02-01-2016 The story of Edward Hopper will appeal to anyone who has ever wanted to draw exactly what they are looking at, as realistically as possible. Through 3rd person narrative the reader learns of Edward's desire to paint exactly what he saw, yet the author hints at how the subjec...

    This remarkable picture book has been in my library return stack through three renewals, and it keeps coming back out to be reread and re-examined. The story of Edward Hooper's life, his lifelong drive to "paint his world" and the astonishing images he created in the process are captur...

    A picture book biography of Edward Hopper, famous for his paintings of everyday locations in America. This book gives a decent overview of the artist whose paintings are probably more recognizable than his name, how he was shy and started out in advertising. And how his art style to...

    I would have loved this book as a kid. At 5 years old, I discovered Monet's paintings and became obsessed with him. Since my dad is a fan of Edward Hopper's art, I was also introduced to his pieces and loved the way his art seemed approachable and colorful. (Interestingly, I never want...

    Highly readable biography permeated by a thoughtful tone. Besides life events, the focus is on the inspiration for the Hopper's work, with the final question being philosophical. When asked why he painted, he responded, "Why do I paint? Well," he finally answered, "I'm after ME." The b...

    Wendell Minor brings Edward Hopper's eloquently told story to life with his exquisite gouache watercolor paintings that are startlingly reminiscent of Edward Hopper's own famous masterpieces. Robert Burleigh's effective description of how Edward, who wanted to be a painter since he pri...

    What an awesome picture book biography this is! The reader learns so much about this artist and his work. The paintings illustrating the painter, his paintings and his life are absolutely amazing. You can tell that the author and the illustrator are very passionate about the type of ar...

    Thrilled to see a book about Hopper. Paintings by Wendell Minor are pretty. Felt a little frustrated by this book - broad outlines of Hopper's life but not a whole lot more, and particularly in presenting Hopper's art, I feel it should have been clearer. I don't know that he's well eno...

    I found the illustrations in this fascinating - especially when comparing them with the actual Edward Hopper paintings. Four of his paintings are shown at the back of the book, but I went to Edwardhopper.net to see larger views and more of them. I didn't know much about Edward Hopper b...

    Beautifully illustrated with full color gouache watercolors, in a style that is reminiscent of Hopper himself; Minor does his own versions of Hopper's famous paintings but from Hopper's point of view. Hopper wanted to be an artist from an early lage; he had no buyers for his art, howev...

    I liked that this book was bibliographical and full of true facts about Edward Hopper's life. I think it would be neat to use this book if my class was doing an artist study because this book not only has a lot of relevant information but in the back it also includes more; like the pai...

    This tells the story of Edward Hopper from childhood on. It focuses a lot of his determination to paint what he wanted to paint, what he saw in the world, the things he saw in the world that reflected himself. I liked how the illustrations followed some of Hopper's process (a mix of...

    This is a beautiful picture book biography on the life of Edward Hopper. Beyond the text of the book, which gives glimpses into his life and the process of his art, the back matter adds additional detail for those needing or wanting more information. There are quotes from Hopper himsel...

  • Martha
    Jun 22, 2015

    An excellent introduction to the American realist artist with typically superb illustrations by Wendell Minor. ...

    Even as a child, Edward Hopper lived as an artist. He spent his days drawing as much as he could, preferring drawing to playing baseball with the other boys. After high school, he headed off to New York City to study art. Then Hopper went to Paris to learn even more, spending time pain...

    Considering the two artists who created this book, how can I have anything but love for it? A bit of a different story is told here from the earlier one about Hopper. In that one, it shared that Hopper loved to sail, even made his own boat as a teen and considered becoming a boat desi...

    Lovely gouache watercolor illustrations accompany biographical information about the taciturn American artist Edward Hopper. Readers will enjoy the small personal details provided in the text; for instance, Hopper proclaimed himself as a "would be artist" (unpaged) early in life, and w...

    Perseverance. Love. Vision. Hopper's boyhood pencil box is adorable. I really like that Minor's paintings place Hopper's moments of inspiration in Minor's interpretation of Hopper's paintings. Minor said his attempt was to capture Hopper while showing his own style and he succeeded in ...

    For me, those like myself, those who have no understanding of a particular artist and people needing to understand the joy of pursuing your passion, Edward Hopper Paints His World (Christy Ottaviano Books, Henry Holt and Company) written by Robert Burleigh with paintings by Wendell Mi...

    This book is a great introduction to individual artist's styles in general and, of course, Edward Hopper both in life and art philosophy. I would enjoy reading this with older students and comparing the illustrator's interpretation of some of Hopper's works with the original paintings,...

    "If you could say it with words there would be no reason to paint" is an Edward Hopper quote included in the back of the book. Illustrations that fit Hopper's style of painting and text that attempts to document Hopper's need to create and express via painting makes this a very satisfy...

    Hopper is one of my favorite artists; really love how the author and illustrator explain his work and his life. The illustrator recreates some of his most famous work from a different perspective. Beautifully done. ...

    Thoughtful beautiful book about Hopper's life and approach to his work. The illustrations are superb and Burleigh's accompanying text has a calm clear tone that suits Hopper's style and will give young readers a real sense of what made Hopper's work so special. Backmatter is fascinatin...

    Inspired James to find a quiet room for drawing ...

    Despite all the rave reviews, I was terribly disappointed by this book. As a non-fiction biography, it lacks basic information on Edward Hopper like; When was he born? Where did he grow up? What did his art work look like? While that data was provided in the back pages, it was not in t...

    This was a fantastic picture book biography on American artist Edward Hopper. Robert Burleigh and Wendell Minor did a wonderful job of introducing readers to this artistic visionary that always attempted to show the world in the way he saw it, with beautifully contrasting images of lig...

    I love the illustrations of his paintings and him standing in the scene. I love the illustrations of his sketches and studies. Beautiful book. ...

    Biography for middle readers. Illustrations match his style so readers can appreciate his art. ...

    Review originally posted on Children's Atheneum Edward Hopper knew what he wanted to be when he grew up. An artist. With purpose and determination Hopper traveled from New York to Paris, studying and honing his craft. Despite little interest in his paintings, Hopper continued to dre...

    02-01-2016 The story of Edward Hopper will appeal to anyone who has ever wanted to draw exactly what they are looking at, as realistically as possible. Through 3rd person narrative the reader learns of Edward's desire to paint exactly what he saw, yet the author hints at how the subjec...

    This remarkable picture book has been in my library return stack through three renewals, and it keeps coming back out to be reread and re-examined. The story of Edward Hooper's life, his lifelong drive to "paint his world" and the astonishing images he created in the process are captur...

    A picture book biography of Edward Hopper, famous for his paintings of everyday locations in America. This book gives a decent overview of the artist whose paintings are probably more recognizable than his name, how he was shy and started out in advertising. And how his art style to...

    I would have loved this book as a kid. At 5 years old, I discovered Monet's paintings and became obsessed with him. Since my dad is a fan of Edward Hopper's art, I was also introduced to his pieces and loved the way his art seemed approachable and colorful. (Interestingly, I never want...

    Highly readable biography permeated by a thoughtful tone. Besides life events, the focus is on the inspiration for the Hopper's work, with the final question being philosophical. When asked why he painted, he responded, "Why do I paint? Well," he finally answered, "I'm after ME." The b...

    Wendell Minor brings Edward Hopper's eloquently told story to life with his exquisite gouache watercolor paintings that are startlingly reminiscent of Edward Hopper's own famous masterpieces. Robert Burleigh's effective description of how Edward, who wanted to be a painter since he pri...

  • Laura
    Dec 15, 2014

    An excellent introduction to the American realist artist with typically superb illustrations by Wendell Minor. ...

    Even as a child, Edward Hopper lived as an artist. He spent his days drawing as much as he could, preferring drawing to playing baseball with the other boys. After high school, he headed off to New York City to study art. Then Hopper went to Paris to learn even more, spending time pain...

    Considering the two artists who created this book, how can I have anything but love for it? A bit of a different story is told here from the earlier one about Hopper. In that one, it shared that Hopper loved to sail, even made his own boat as a teen and considered becoming a boat desi...

    Lovely gouache watercolor illustrations accompany biographical information about the taciturn American artist Edward Hopper. Readers will enjoy the small personal details provided in the text; for instance, Hopper proclaimed himself as a "would be artist" (unpaged) early in life, and w...

    Perseverance. Love. Vision. Hopper's boyhood pencil box is adorable. I really like that Minor's paintings place Hopper's moments of inspiration in Minor's interpretation of Hopper's paintings. Minor said his attempt was to capture Hopper while showing his own style and he succeeded in ...

    For me, those like myself, those who have no understanding of a particular artist and people needing to understand the joy of pursuing your passion, Edward Hopper Paints His World (Christy Ottaviano Books, Henry Holt and Company) written by Robert Burleigh with paintings by Wendell Mi...

    This book is a great introduction to individual artist's styles in general and, of course, Edward Hopper both in life and art philosophy. I would enjoy reading this with older students and comparing the illustrator's interpretation of some of Hopper's works with the original paintings,...

    "If you could say it with words there would be no reason to paint" is an Edward Hopper quote included in the back of the book. Illustrations that fit Hopper's style of painting and text that attempts to document Hopper's need to create and express via painting makes this a very satisfy...

    Hopper is one of my favorite artists; really love how the author and illustrator explain his work and his life. The illustrator recreates some of his most famous work from a different perspective. Beautifully done. ...

    Thoughtful beautiful book about Hopper's life and approach to his work. The illustrations are superb and Burleigh's accompanying text has a calm clear tone that suits Hopper's style and will give young readers a real sense of what made Hopper's work so special. Backmatter is fascinatin...

    Inspired James to find a quiet room for drawing ...

  • Becky B
    May 04, 2014

    An excellent introduction to the American realist artist with typically superb illustrations by Wendell Minor. ...

    Even as a child, Edward Hopper lived as an artist. He spent his days drawing as much as he could, preferring drawing to playing baseball with the other boys. After high school, he headed off to New York City to study art. Then Hopper went to Paris to learn even more, spending time pain...

    Considering the two artists who created this book, how can I have anything but love for it? A bit of a different story is told here from the earlier one about Hopper. In that one, it shared that Hopper loved to sail, even made his own boat as a teen and considered becoming a boat desi...

    Lovely gouache watercolor illustrations accompany biographical information about the taciturn American artist Edward Hopper. Readers will enjoy the small personal details provided in the text; for instance, Hopper proclaimed himself as a "would be artist" (unpaged) early in life, and w...

    Perseverance. Love. Vision. Hopper's boyhood pencil box is adorable. I really like that Minor's paintings place Hopper's moments of inspiration in Minor's interpretation of Hopper's paintings. Minor said his attempt was to capture Hopper while showing his own style and he succeeded in ...

    For me, those like myself, those who have no understanding of a particular artist and people needing to understand the joy of pursuing your passion, Edward Hopper Paints His World (Christy Ottaviano Books, Henry Holt and Company) written by Robert Burleigh with paintings by Wendell Mi...

    This book is a great introduction to individual artist's styles in general and, of course, Edward Hopper both in life and art philosophy. I would enjoy reading this with older students and comparing the illustrator's interpretation of some of Hopper's works with the original paintings,...

    "If you could say it with words there would be no reason to paint" is an Edward Hopper quote included in the back of the book. Illustrations that fit Hopper's style of painting and text that attempts to document Hopper's need to create and express via painting makes this a very satisfy...

    Hopper is one of my favorite artists; really love how the author and illustrator explain his work and his life. The illustrator recreates some of his most famous work from a different perspective. Beautifully done. ...

    Thoughtful beautiful book about Hopper's life and approach to his work. The illustrations are superb and Burleigh's accompanying text has a calm clear tone that suits Hopper's style and will give young readers a real sense of what made Hopper's work so special. Backmatter is fascinatin...

    Inspired James to find a quiet room for drawing ...

    Despite all the rave reviews, I was terribly disappointed by this book. As a non-fiction biography, it lacks basic information on Edward Hopper like; When was he born? Where did he grow up? What did his art work look like? While that data was provided in the back pages, it was not in t...

    This was a fantastic picture book biography on American artist Edward Hopper. Robert Burleigh and Wendell Minor did a wonderful job of introducing readers to this artistic visionary that always attempted to show the world in the way he saw it, with beautifully contrasting images of lig...

    I love the illustrations of his paintings and him standing in the scene. I love the illustrations of his sketches and studies. Beautiful book. ...

    Biography for middle readers. Illustrations match his style so readers can appreciate his art. ...

    Review originally posted on Children's Atheneum Edward Hopper knew what he wanted to be when he grew up. An artist. With purpose and determination Hopper traveled from New York to Paris, studying and honing his craft. Despite little interest in his paintings, Hopper continued to dre...

    02-01-2016 The story of Edward Hopper will appeal to anyone who has ever wanted to draw exactly what they are looking at, as realistically as possible. Through 3rd person narrative the reader learns of Edward's desire to paint exactly what he saw, yet the author hints at how the subjec...

    This remarkable picture book has been in my library return stack through three renewals, and it keeps coming back out to be reread and re-examined. The story of Edward Hooper's life, his lifelong drive to "paint his world" and the astonishing images he created in the process are captur...

    A picture book biography of Edward Hopper, famous for his paintings of everyday locations in America. This book gives a decent overview of the artist whose paintings are probably more recognizable than his name, how he was shy and started out in advertising. And how his art style to...

  • Elizabeth Finney
    Mar 08, 2015

    An excellent introduction to the American realist artist with typically superb illustrations by Wendell Minor. ...

    Even as a child, Edward Hopper lived as an artist. He spent his days drawing as much as he could, preferring drawing to playing baseball with the other boys. After high school, he headed off to New York City to study art. Then Hopper went to Paris to learn even more, spending time pain...

    Considering the two artists who created this book, how can I have anything but love for it? A bit of a different story is told here from the earlier one about Hopper. In that one, it shared that Hopper loved to sail, even made his own boat as a teen and considered becoming a boat desi...

    Lovely gouache watercolor illustrations accompany biographical information about the taciturn American artist Edward Hopper. Readers will enjoy the small personal details provided in the text; for instance, Hopper proclaimed himself as a "would be artist" (unpaged) early in life, and w...

    Perseverance. Love. Vision. Hopper's boyhood pencil box is adorable. I really like that Minor's paintings place Hopper's moments of inspiration in Minor's interpretation of Hopper's paintings. Minor said his attempt was to capture Hopper while showing his own style and he succeeded in ...

    For me, those like myself, those who have no understanding of a particular artist and people needing to understand the joy of pursuing your passion, Edward Hopper Paints His World (Christy Ottaviano Books, Henry Holt and Company) written by Robert Burleigh with paintings by Wendell Mi...

    This book is a great introduction to individual artist's styles in general and, of course, Edward Hopper both in life and art philosophy. I would enjoy reading this with older students and comparing the illustrator's interpretation of some of Hopper's works with the original paintings,...

    "If you could say it with words there would be no reason to paint" is an Edward Hopper quote included in the back of the book. Illustrations that fit Hopper's style of painting and text that attempts to document Hopper's need to create and express via painting makes this a very satisfy...

    Hopper is one of my favorite artists; really love how the author and illustrator explain his work and his life. The illustrator recreates some of his most famous work from a different perspective. Beautifully done. ...

    Thoughtful beautiful book about Hopper's life and approach to his work. The illustrations are superb and Burleigh's accompanying text has a calm clear tone that suits Hopper's style and will give young readers a real sense of what made Hopper's work so special. Backmatter is fascinatin...

    Inspired James to find a quiet room for drawing ...

    Despite all the rave reviews, I was terribly disappointed by this book. As a non-fiction biography, it lacks basic information on Edward Hopper like; When was he born? Where did he grow up? What did his art work look like? While that data was provided in the back pages, it was not in t...

    This was a fantastic picture book biography on American artist Edward Hopper. Robert Burleigh and Wendell Minor did a wonderful job of introducing readers to this artistic visionary that always attempted to show the world in the way he saw it, with beautifully contrasting images of lig...

    I love the illustrations of his paintings and him standing in the scene. I love the illustrations of his sketches and studies. Beautiful book. ...

    Biography for middle readers. Illustrations match his style so readers can appreciate his art. ...

    Review originally posted on Children's Atheneum Edward Hopper knew what he wanted to be when he grew up. An artist. With purpose and determination Hopper traveled from New York to Paris, studying and honing his craft. Despite little interest in his paintings, Hopper continued to dre...

    02-01-2016 The story of Edward Hopper will appeal to anyone who has ever wanted to draw exactly what they are looking at, as realistically as possible. Through 3rd person narrative the reader learns of Edward's desire to paint exactly what he saw, yet the author hints at how the subjec...

    This remarkable picture book has been in my library return stack through three renewals, and it keeps coming back out to be reread and re-examined. The story of Edward Hooper's life, his lifelong drive to "paint his world" and the astonishing images he created in the process are captur...

    A picture book biography of Edward Hopper, famous for his paintings of everyday locations in America. This book gives a decent overview of the artist whose paintings are probably more recognizable than his name, how he was shy and started out in advertising. And how his art style to...

    I would have loved this book as a kid. At 5 years old, I discovered Monet's paintings and became obsessed with him. Since my dad is a fan of Edward Hopper's art, I was also introduced to his pieces and loved the way his art seemed approachable and colorful. (Interestingly, I never want...

    Highly readable biography permeated by a thoughtful tone. Besides life events, the focus is on the inspiration for the Hopper's work, with the final question being philosophical. When asked why he painted, he responded, "Why do I paint? Well," he finally answered, "I'm after ME." The b...

    Wendell Minor brings Edward Hopper's eloquently told story to life with his exquisite gouache watercolor paintings that are startlingly reminiscent of Edward Hopper's own famous masterpieces. Robert Burleigh's effective description of how Edward, who wanted to be a painter since he pri...

    What an awesome picture book biography this is! The reader learns so much about this artist and his work. The paintings illustrating the painter, his paintings and his life are absolutely amazing. You can tell that the author and the illustrator are very passionate about the type of ar...

    Thrilled to see a book about Hopper. Paintings by Wendell Minor are pretty. Felt a little frustrated by this book - broad outlines of Hopper's life but not a whole lot more, and particularly in presenting Hopper's art, I feel it should have been clearer. I don't know that he's well eno...

  • Carly
    Jun 13, 2018

    An excellent introduction to the American realist artist with typically superb illustrations by Wendell Minor. ...

    Even as a child, Edward Hopper lived as an artist. He spent his days drawing as much as he could, preferring drawing to playing baseball with the other boys. After high school, he headed off to New York City to study art. Then Hopper went to Paris to learn even more, spending time pain...

    Considering the two artists who created this book, how can I have anything but love for it? A bit of a different story is told here from the earlier one about Hopper. In that one, it shared that Hopper loved to sail, even made his own boat as a teen and considered becoming a boat desi...

    Lovely gouache watercolor illustrations accompany biographical information about the taciturn American artist Edward Hopper. Readers will enjoy the small personal details provided in the text; for instance, Hopper proclaimed himself as a "would be artist" (unpaged) early in life, and w...

    Perseverance. Love. Vision. Hopper's boyhood pencil box is adorable. I really like that Minor's paintings place Hopper's moments of inspiration in Minor's interpretation of Hopper's paintings. Minor said his attempt was to capture Hopper while showing his own style and he succeeded in ...

    For me, those like myself, those who have no understanding of a particular artist and people needing to understand the joy of pursuing your passion, Edward Hopper Paints His World (Christy Ottaviano Books, Henry Holt and Company) written by Robert Burleigh with paintings by Wendell Mi...

    This book is a great introduction to individual artist's styles in general and, of course, Edward Hopper both in life and art philosophy. I would enjoy reading this with older students and comparing the illustrator's interpretation of some of Hopper's works with the original paintings,...

    "If you could say it with words there would be no reason to paint" is an Edward Hopper quote included in the back of the book. Illustrations that fit Hopper's style of painting and text that attempts to document Hopper's need to create and express via painting makes this a very satisfy...

    Hopper is one of my favorite artists; really love how the author and illustrator explain his work and his life. The illustrator recreates some of his most famous work from a different perspective. Beautifully done. ...

    Thoughtful beautiful book about Hopper's life and approach to his work. The illustrations are superb and Burleigh's accompanying text has a calm clear tone that suits Hopper's style and will give young readers a real sense of what made Hopper's work so special. Backmatter is fascinatin...

    Inspired James to find a quiet room for drawing ...

    Despite all the rave reviews, I was terribly disappointed by this book. As a non-fiction biography, it lacks basic information on Edward Hopper like; When was he born? Where did he grow up? What did his art work look like? While that data was provided in the back pages, it was not in t...

    This was a fantastic picture book biography on American artist Edward Hopper. Robert Burleigh and Wendell Minor did a wonderful job of introducing readers to this artistic visionary that always attempted to show the world in the way he saw it, with beautifully contrasting images of lig...

    I love the illustrations of his paintings and him standing in the scene. I love the illustrations of his sketches and studies. Beautiful book. ...

  • Laurie
    Jan 20, 2017

    An excellent introduction to the American realist artist with typically superb illustrations by Wendell Minor. ...

    Even as a child, Edward Hopper lived as an artist. He spent his days drawing as much as he could, preferring drawing to playing baseball with the other boys. After high school, he headed off to New York City to study art. Then Hopper went to Paris to learn even more, spending time pain...

    Considering the two artists who created this book, how can I have anything but love for it? A bit of a different story is told here from the earlier one about Hopper. In that one, it shared that Hopper loved to sail, even made his own boat as a teen and considered becoming a boat desi...

    Lovely gouache watercolor illustrations accompany biographical information about the taciturn American artist Edward Hopper. Readers will enjoy the small personal details provided in the text; for instance, Hopper proclaimed himself as a "would be artist" (unpaged) early in life, and w...

    Perseverance. Love. Vision. Hopper's boyhood pencil box is adorable. I really like that Minor's paintings place Hopper's moments of inspiration in Minor's interpretation of Hopper's paintings. Minor said his attempt was to capture Hopper while showing his own style and he succeeded in ...

    For me, those like myself, those who have no understanding of a particular artist and people needing to understand the joy of pursuing your passion, Edward Hopper Paints His World (Christy Ottaviano Books, Henry Holt and Company) written by Robert Burleigh with paintings by Wendell Mi...

    This book is a great introduction to individual artist's styles in general and, of course, Edward Hopper both in life and art philosophy. I would enjoy reading this with older students and comparing the illustrator's interpretation of some of Hopper's works with the original paintings,...

    "If you could say it with words there would be no reason to paint" is an Edward Hopper quote included in the back of the book. Illustrations that fit Hopper's style of painting and text that attempts to document Hopper's need to create and express via painting makes this a very satisfy...

  • Carolyn
    Nov 17, 2015

    An excellent introduction to the American realist artist with typically superb illustrations by Wendell Minor. ...

    Even as a child, Edward Hopper lived as an artist. He spent his days drawing as much as he could, preferring drawing to playing baseball with the other boys. After high school, he headed off to New York City to study art. Then Hopper went to Paris to learn even more, spending time pain...

    Considering the two artists who created this book, how can I have anything but love for it? A bit of a different story is told here from the earlier one about Hopper. In that one, it shared that Hopper loved to sail, even made his own boat as a teen and considered becoming a boat desi...

    Lovely gouache watercolor illustrations accompany biographical information about the taciturn American artist Edward Hopper. Readers will enjoy the small personal details provided in the text; for instance, Hopper proclaimed himself as a "would be artist" (unpaged) early in life, and w...

    Perseverance. Love. Vision. Hopper's boyhood pencil box is adorable. I really like that Minor's paintings place Hopper's moments of inspiration in Minor's interpretation of Hopper's paintings. Minor said his attempt was to capture Hopper while showing his own style and he succeeded in ...

    For me, those like myself, those who have no understanding of a particular artist and people needing to understand the joy of pursuing your passion, Edward Hopper Paints His World (Christy Ottaviano Books, Henry Holt and Company) written by Robert Burleigh with paintings by Wendell Mi...

    This book is a great introduction to individual artist's styles in general and, of course, Edward Hopper both in life and art philosophy. I would enjoy reading this with older students and comparing the illustrator's interpretation of some of Hopper's works with the original paintings,...

    "If you could say it with words there would be no reason to paint" is an Edward Hopper quote included in the back of the book. Illustrations that fit Hopper's style of painting and text that attempts to document Hopper's need to create and express via painting makes this a very satisfy...

    Hopper is one of my favorite artists; really love how the author and illustrator explain his work and his life. The illustrator recreates some of his most famous work from a different perspective. Beautifully done. ...

    Thoughtful beautiful book about Hopper's life and approach to his work. The illustrations are superb and Burleigh's accompanying text has a calm clear tone that suits Hopper's style and will give young readers a real sense of what made Hopper's work so special. Backmatter is fascinatin...

    Inspired James to find a quiet room for drawing ...

    Despite all the rave reviews, I was terribly disappointed by this book. As a non-fiction biography, it lacks basic information on Edward Hopper like; When was he born? Where did he grow up? What did his art work look like? While that data was provided in the back pages, it was not in t...

    This was a fantastic picture book biography on American artist Edward Hopper. Robert Burleigh and Wendell Minor did a wonderful job of introducing readers to this artistic visionary that always attempted to show the world in the way he saw it, with beautifully contrasting images of lig...

    I love the illustrations of his paintings and him standing in the scene. I love the illustrations of his sketches and studies. Beautiful book. ...

    Biography for middle readers. Illustrations match his style so readers can appreciate his art. ...

    Review originally posted on Children's Atheneum Edward Hopper knew what he wanted to be when he grew up. An artist. With purpose and determination Hopper traveled from New York to Paris, studying and honing his craft. Despite little interest in his paintings, Hopper continued to dre...

    02-01-2016 The story of Edward Hopper will appeal to anyone who has ever wanted to draw exactly what they are looking at, as realistically as possible. Through 3rd person narrative the reader learns of Edward's desire to paint exactly what he saw, yet the author hints at how the subjec...

    This remarkable picture book has been in my library return stack through three renewals, and it keeps coming back out to be reread and re-examined. The story of Edward Hooper's life, his lifelong drive to "paint his world" and the astonishing images he created in the process are captur...

    A picture book biography of Edward Hopper, famous for his paintings of everyday locations in America. This book gives a decent overview of the artist whose paintings are probably more recognizable than his name, how he was shy and started out in advertising. And how his art style to...

    I would have loved this book as a kid. At 5 years old, I discovered Monet's paintings and became obsessed with him. Since my dad is a fan of Edward Hopper's art, I was also introduced to his pieces and loved the way his art seemed approachable and colorful. (Interestingly, I never want...

  • Erika Prater
    Oct 09, 2016

    An excellent introduction to the American realist artist with typically superb illustrations by Wendell Minor. ...

    Even as a child, Edward Hopper lived as an artist. He spent his days drawing as much as he could, preferring drawing to playing baseball with the other boys. After high school, he headed off to New York City to study art. Then Hopper went to Paris to learn even more, spending time pain...

    Considering the two artists who created this book, how can I have anything but love for it? A bit of a different story is told here from the earlier one about Hopper. In that one, it shared that Hopper loved to sail, even made his own boat as a teen and considered becoming a boat desi...

    Lovely gouache watercolor illustrations accompany biographical information about the taciturn American artist Edward Hopper. Readers will enjoy the small personal details provided in the text; for instance, Hopper proclaimed himself as a "would be artist" (unpaged) early in life, and w...

    Perseverance. Love. Vision. Hopper's boyhood pencil box is adorable. I really like that Minor's paintings place Hopper's moments of inspiration in Minor's interpretation of Hopper's paintings. Minor said his attempt was to capture Hopper while showing his own style and he succeeded in ...

    For me, those like myself, those who have no understanding of a particular artist and people needing to understand the joy of pursuing your passion, Edward Hopper Paints His World (Christy Ottaviano Books, Henry Holt and Company) written by Robert Burleigh with paintings by Wendell Mi...

    This book is a great introduction to individual artist's styles in general and, of course, Edward Hopper both in life and art philosophy. I would enjoy reading this with older students and comparing the illustrator's interpretation of some of Hopper's works with the original paintings,...

    "If you could say it with words there would be no reason to paint" is an Edward Hopper quote included in the back of the book. Illustrations that fit Hopper's style of painting and text that attempts to document Hopper's need to create and express via painting makes this a very satisfy...

    Hopper is one of my favorite artists; really love how the author and illustrator explain his work and his life. The illustrator recreates some of his most famous work from a different perspective. Beautifully done. ...

    Thoughtful beautiful book about Hopper's life and approach to his work. The illustrations are superb and Burleigh's accompanying text has a calm clear tone that suits Hopper's style and will give young readers a real sense of what made Hopper's work so special. Backmatter is fascinatin...

    Inspired James to find a quiet room for drawing ...

    Despite all the rave reviews, I was terribly disappointed by this book. As a non-fiction biography, it lacks basic information on Edward Hopper like; When was he born? Where did he grow up? What did his art work look like? While that data was provided in the back pages, it was not in t...

    This was a fantastic picture book biography on American artist Edward Hopper. Robert Burleigh and Wendell Minor did a wonderful job of introducing readers to this artistic visionary that always attempted to show the world in the way he saw it, with beautifully contrasting images of lig...

    I love the illustrations of his paintings and him standing in the scene. I love the illustrations of his sketches and studies. Beautiful book. ...

    Biography for middle readers. Illustrations match his style so readers can appreciate his art. ...

    Review originally posted on Children's Atheneum Edward Hopper knew what he wanted to be when he grew up. An artist. With purpose and determination Hopper traveled from New York to Paris, studying and honing his craft. Despite little interest in his paintings, Hopper continued to dre...

    02-01-2016 The story of Edward Hopper will appeal to anyone who has ever wanted to draw exactly what they are looking at, as realistically as possible. Through 3rd person narrative the reader learns of Edward's desire to paint exactly what he saw, yet the author hints at how the subjec...

    This remarkable picture book has been in my library return stack through three renewals, and it keeps coming back out to be reread and re-examined. The story of Edward Hooper's life, his lifelong drive to "paint his world" and the astonishing images he created in the process are captur...

    A picture book biography of Edward Hopper, famous for his paintings of everyday locations in America. This book gives a decent overview of the artist whose paintings are probably more recognizable than his name, how he was shy and started out in advertising. And how his art style to...

    I would have loved this book as a kid. At 5 years old, I discovered Monet's paintings and became obsessed with him. Since my dad is a fan of Edward Hopper's art, I was also introduced to his pieces and loved the way his art seemed approachable and colorful. (Interestingly, I never want...

    Highly readable biography permeated by a thoughtful tone. Besides life events, the focus is on the inspiration for the Hopper's work, with the final question being philosophical. When asked why he painted, he responded, "Why do I paint? Well," he finally answered, "I'm after ME." The b...

    Wendell Minor brings Edward Hopper's eloquently told story to life with his exquisite gouache watercolor paintings that are startlingly reminiscent of Edward Hopper's own famous masterpieces. Robert Burleigh's effective description of how Edward, who wanted to be a painter since he pri...

    What an awesome picture book biography this is! The reader learns so much about this artist and his work. The paintings illustrating the painter, his paintings and his life are absolutely amazing. You can tell that the author and the illustrator are very passionate about the type of ar...

    Thrilled to see a book about Hopper. Paintings by Wendell Minor are pretty. Felt a little frustrated by this book - broad outlines of Hopper's life but not a whole lot more, and particularly in presenting Hopper's art, I feel it should have been clearer. I don't know that he's well eno...

    I found the illustrations in this fascinating - especially when comparing them with the actual Edward Hopper paintings. Four of his paintings are shown at the back of the book, but I went to Edwardhopper.net to see larger views and more of them. I didn't know much about Edward Hopper b...

    Beautifully illustrated with full color gouache watercolors, in a style that is reminiscent of Hopper himself; Minor does his own versions of Hopper's famous paintings but from Hopper's point of view. Hopper wanted to be an artist from an early lage; he had no buyers for his art, howev...

    I liked that this book was bibliographical and full of true facts about Edward Hopper's life. I think it would be neat to use this book if my class was doing an artist study because this book not only has a lot of relevant information but in the back it also includes more; like the pai...