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Esphyr Slobodkina

Biography

Esphyr Slobodkina

Esphyr Slobodkina (1908–2002), internationally renowned artist and author of the children's classic CAPS FOR SALE, was among the first female American artists to explore abstraction and the first to use collage in American storybooks. She studied art in Russia and China before immigrating to the United States in 1928. She was a founding member of the American Abstract Artists group, and her work is represented in prominent museum collections across the country.

Esphyr Slobodkina

Books by Esphyr Slobodkina

by Esphyr Slobodkina - Animals , Children's 4-8, Classics, Fiction, Humor
Children will delight in following the peddler’s efforts to outwit the monkeys and will ask to read it again and again. CAPS FOR SALE is an excellent easy-to-read book that includes repetition, patterns and colors, perfect for early readers. This tale of a peddler and a band of mischievous monkeys is filled with warmth, humor and simplicity and also teaches children about problem and resolution.
by Esphyr Slobodkina and Ann Marie Mulhearn Sayer - Children's 4-6, Children's 5-8, Fiction, Picture

MORE CAPS FOR SALE is based on story ideas discussed by Slobodkina and Ann Marie Mulhearn Sayer throughout their years as friends and business associates prior to Esphyr's death in 2002. With simple text and illustrations, filled with warmth and humor, this sequel is perfect for early readers and follows a great folktale tradition.