Cloth Lullaby: The Woven Life of Louise Bourgeois

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By Amy Novesky
Publisher Abrams Books for Young Readers
Cloth Lullaby: The Woven Life of Louise Bourgeois
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Louise Bourgeois (19112010) was a worldrenowned modern artist noted for her sculptures made of wood, steel, stone, and cast rubber. Her most famous spider sculpture, Maman, stands more than 30 feet high. Just as spiders spin and repair their webs, Louises own mother was a weaver of tapestries. Louise spent her childhood in France as an apprentice to her mother before she became a tapestry artist herself. She worked with fabric throughout her career, and this biographical picture book shows how Bourgeoiss childhood experiences weaving with her loving, nurturing mother provided the inspiration for her most famous works. With a beautifully nuanced and poetic story, this book stunningly captures the relationship between mother and daughter and illuminates how memories are woven into us all.

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840 words840 words
40 pages40 pages
Lexile AD1000LLexile AD1000L
Grade K to 2Grade K to 2
Age 5-7Age 5-7
Published 2016Published 2016

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