Annotations for Sandy's Circus : A Story About Alexander Calder


Baker & Taylor
As a boy, Sandy was always fiddling with odds and ends, making objects for friends. When he got older he started creating wire sculptures. Sandy made a lion. Next came a lion cage. Before he knew it, he had an entire circus and was traveling between Paris and New York performing a brand-new kind of art for amazed audiences.

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Baker & Taylor
Having always been artistic in his youth, Alexander Calder began working with sculptures and soon created an entirely unique, sculpted circus using metal wires and scrapes.

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Baker & Taylor
Having always been artistic in his youth, Alexander Calder began working with wire sculptures and soon created an entirely unique, sculpted circus in a style that no one had ever seen before in this true story about the invention of the first mobile.

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

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



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