Hardcover: 104 pages
Reading level: Ages 9-11
Leo Politi was a true innovator in children’s books. Rather than setting his stories in a generic landscape—the city, the town, or the farm - many of Leo's books detail individual cultures. His most famous book, The Song of the Swallows, combines his love of Latino life with a reverence for nature. A Caldecott Medal winner, The Song of the Swallows tells of the clouds of birds that return each year to a small church courtyard in San Juan Capistrano, California.
All told, Leo wrote and illustrated over twenty books during the course of five decades. In Leo Politi: Artist of the Angels, Ann Stalcup, fan and friend of Leo’s for twenty years, chronicles the life and career of a man who lived to create art. Over fifty of Leo’s pieces - from massive mural to delicate sketch—enhance the story of his long and fruitful life.
PRAISE FOR LEO POLITI, ARTIST OF THE ANGELS