Illustrations by Maira Kalman
Text by Daniel Handler
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2014, English
Nonfiction, Art and Cultural History; Fiction, Children’s
8.1 x 6.1 inches, hardcover, 64 pages
ISBN: 9780870709081
Suggested Retail Price: $14.95

From the Publisher. Girls Standing on Lawns is a unique collaboration between renowned artist and bestselling children’s book author Maira Kalman and New York Times best-selling writer Daniel Handler, better known as Lemony Snicket. This clever book contains 40 vintage photographs from the collection of The Museum of Modern Art, New York, more than a dozen original paintings by Kalman inspired by the photographs, and brief, lyrical texts by Handler. Poetic and thought-provoking, Girls Standing on Lawns is a meditation on memories, childhood, nostalgia, home, family, and the act of seeing. The gorgeous visual material sets the stage for what Handler succinctly describes as “a photograph, a painting, a sentence, a pose.” Girls, women, families, and even pets from days gone by grace the pages, looking out at us, enticing readers to imagine these people, their lives—and where they have gone.

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