A Is for Art

A Is for Art

A Is for Art

For Ages: 5 - 9
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A is for Art: An Abstract Alphabet is a remarkable journey of discovery about art and language through painting, collage, and sculpture by Caldecott Honor artist Stephen T. Johnson. With literal renderings of each letter, complete with witty titles and playful, alliterative captions, Johnson's abstract art forges connections between words, objects, and ideas.

Can you find the hidden letters? Look closely and you will see a letter C made of colorful candy, a letter H hidden in a hook, and an S in a soft shadow. From A to Z, each stunning, original work of art will stimulate the imagination and creativity of children and adults alike.
  • Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books | 
  • 40 pages | 
  • ISBN 9780689863011 | 
  • September 2008 | 
  • Grades K - 4
List Price $17.99
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Artist Stephen T. Johnson: A is for Art

Explore the concept of abstract art in this dazzling picture book by Caldecott Honor artist Stephen T. Johnson!

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About the Author

Stephen T. Johnson
Photograph courtesy of the author

Stephen T. Johnson

Stephen T. Johnson is the creator of such well-known children’s books as My Little Red Toolbox, a Publishers Weekly bestseller; My Little Blue Robot, a Newsweek Holiday pick; A is for Art: An Abstract Alphabet, an ALA Notable and a New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year; and Alphabet City, recipient of a Caldecott Honor, a New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year, and a Society of Illustrators Gold Medal. His artwork can be found in permanent and public collections including the National Portrait Gallery at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, the DeKalb Avenue Subway Station in Brooklyn, New York, the Universal Metro Station in Los Angeles, California, and Love Field Airport in Dallas, Texas. Stephen makes his home in Lawrence, Kansas. Please visit him at StephenTJohnson.com.