A Portrait in Poems: The Storied Life of Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas
A Portrait in Poems: The Storied Life of Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas was a good book. It was written by Evie Robillard. I learned a lot about Gertrude Stein, like that she wrote lots of books and poems, and that in Paris, she lived at 27 rue de Fleurus. I like how she called poems “word portraits.” Her friendship with Alice B. Toklas was really special. The puppet show part was neat and my favorite part was their dog named Basket. It’s such a silly name for a dog!
The pictures in the book were good too. The illustrator was Rachel Katstaller. My favorite picture is of the room with all the paintings. It’s, like, really good. You look down at the room from above, and I just love that. I love how this book combined art and poetry. Gertrude Stein even met Picasso! He painted her, and it took a very long time.
A Portrait in Poems was a really good book, and I learned a lot about both Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas.
|Author||Evie Robillard, with illustrations by Rachel Katstaller|
|Page Count||48 pages|
|Publisher||Kids Can Press|
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