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Before Colors: Where Pigments and Dyes Come From

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Before Colors: Where Pigments and Dyes Come From

By  Annette Bay Pimentel , Illustrated By  Madison Safer
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From an award-winning author, an oversize nonfiction picture book exploring pigments and dyes made from natural sources—across time and around the world

Colors don’t come out of nothing.
They always start somewhere . . .
With something . . .
With someone.

Discover how color is harnessed from nature in this survey of dyes and pigments from around the world. Organized by color—from yellow to purple to red and more—Before Colors marries a lyrical core text with tons of informational material for curious readers.

In the narrative text, readers will encounter markers and artists as they source and process materials, transforming the most unexpected things into vibrant pigments and dyes. The sidebars offer much more to discover, including extensive lists of specific shades, short bios of colorful characters, and more.

Annette Bay Pimentel is the author of several nonfiction picture books, including the Schneider Family Book Award honor book All the Way to the Top, Pura’s Cuentos,and Before Music. She lives in Moscow, Idaho. Madison Safer (she/her) is a queer illustrator whose work is inspired by Russian folk art, Jewish paper cuttings, quilt patterns, and the quiet woods of New England. She received her bachelor of fine arts in illustration studies from Montserrat College of Art.

ISBN: 9781419757068

ISBN-10: 9781419757068

Publisher: Abrams Books for Young Readers

Publication Date: 06/06/2023 - 12:00am

On Sale: 06/06/2023 - 12:00am

Pages: 88

Language: English


Juvenile Nonfiction / Art / History

Juvenile Nonfiction / Concepts / Colors

Juvenile Nonfiction / Science & Nature