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The Old Man Mad About Drawing

Place, Francois. The Old Man Mad About Drawing: A Tale of Hokusai. Trans. Wiliam Rodarmor. Jaffrey, NH: Godine, 2004. Illustrated biographical account of the renowned woodblock printmaker Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849), who called himself "the old man mad about drawing," told through the eyes of his fictional apprentice, Tojiro. Recounts the life and work of the extremely prolific Hokusai, best known for his series "The 36 Views of Mt. Fuji." Illustrations are a combination of Hokusai's own work and Place's watercolors. Recommended for Grades 4 and up.

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