How the Snail Found Its Colors

The Art of Matisse

From the Series Stories of Art

  • Interest Level: Grade 3 - Grade 5
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

French artist Henri Matisse gradually turned away from traditional drawing and painting to adopt a radical but simple approach to art. In How the Snail Found Its Colors, the story of a snail’s search for the right color for its shell helps us understand how Matisse refined his technique and how the selection of particular colors and shapes was the key to his art.

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Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Picture Books, Social Studies
Category 5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Narrative Nonfiction
Copyright 2016
Publisher Big & Small
Imprint Big & Small
Language English
Number of Pages 36
Publication Date 2016-08-01
Text Type Narrative Nonfiction
BISACS JNF006000, JNF006040, JNF006050
Dewey 750
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 9.75 x 9.25
Lexile 800
Guided Reading Level T
ATOS Reading Level 3.0
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 183904
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5

Author: Haneul Ddang

Haneul Ddang is an organization that develops and designs children's books. They have created some of Korea's best-selling educational picture books, including the Little Mathematician and Little Scientist series.

Author: Jeong-yi Kee

Jeong-yi Kee studied Traditional Korean Sound and started her literary career after winning a literary contest. She is now writing stories for children.

Illustrator: Mi-ran Yang

Mi-ran Yang studied Visual Design and became an illustrator. This book is her first work.