THE FANTASTIC DRAWINGS OF DANIELLETHE FANTASTIC DRAWINGS OF DANIELLE
HoughtonMifflin 1996
Written and Illustrated by Barbara McClintock

With a click of the shutter Danielle's photographer father captures the world he sees, the elegant fashions and winding streets of turn-or-the-century Paris. With her paper and pen and brush, Danielle records a different world, filled with well-dressed animals, walking fish, and brilliant flowers growing out of the snow. When her father becomes ill, she tries her best to enter into her father's world of prints and pictures to support the two of them. Only then do she and her father come to realize the true value of her vision. Captured in subtle tones and detailed line, punctuated with splashes of imaginative color, McClintock's illustrations enthrall readers, leading them into both the photographic and artistic worlds of the father and daughter, leaving lingering images that are truly hard to forget.
( Ages 4 - 8 )

*NY Times Best Illustrated Book award
*Time Magazine Best Illustrated Book award
*Starred review, Publishers Weekly

“This delicious celebration of creativity is grounded by McClintock's subtle portrait of the tiny family...Enticing... and an inspiration to young artists.” — Starred, Publishers Weekly

“Romantic in setting and sensibility, this story has the quality of a fantasy in which a girl's wishes for communion with her father and support as an artist are fulfilled. The... illustrations are beautifully done, especially the ones that show the world magically transformed in Danielle's eye.” — Kirkus

“Clearly an illustrator's picture book, this will speak to the artist in many children.”
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