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The shape of the world : a portrait of Frank Lloyd Wright

Going, K. L. (Kelly L.) (author.). Stringer, Lauren, (illustrator.).

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Breckenridge Public Library J 921 WRI (Text) 33500012575023 Main Available -
Moorhead Public Library J 921 WRI (Text) 33500012575015 Main Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781442478282
  • ISBN: 1442478217
  • ISBN: 9781442478213
  • Physical Description: 34 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Beach Lane Books, 2017.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Summary, etc.: "A little boy who loves to find shapes in nature grows up to be one of America's greatest architects, Frank Lloyd Wright"--
Target Audience Note:
Ages 5-10.
K to Grade 5.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2017 August #1
    *Starred Review* In a biography both concrete and touched with whimsy, Going introduces Frank Lloyd Wright, first as the boy who became intrigued with shapes, and then as the man who changed the world of architecture. As a young boy, he was given Frobel Gifts—wooden blocks—a cube, sphere, pyramid, and cylinder. A robust two-page spread shows young Frank stacking, building, and knocking them down. He then realized single shapes could be put together into many other shapes. Frank saw shapes in nature as well: triangles in spider webs and hexagons in honeycombs. The observations delight as well as linger, and a grown Frank, still inspired by his childhood blocks and memories of life out of doors, uses these ideas in his career as an architect. "When other architects chose walls, he chose windows," says Going, and, indeed, the illustrations show Wright's intricate glass creations from his many structures (identified in the back matter). Although some of the depictions of his buildings, several to a page, are too small to appreciate, they do generate an overall sense of the artist's range. The simplicity of Going's words work neatly in tandem with Stringer's artwork, reminiscent of illustrations of the 1930s and 1940s. A spot-on introduction to Wright and an evocative recognition of the way a child is father to the man. Copyright 2017 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

K.L. Going is the author of many critically acclaimed novels, including King of the Screwups, The Garden of Eve, Saint Iggy, The Liberation of Gabriel King, and Fat Kid Rules the World. She lives with her family in Glen Spey, New York. Visit her at

Lauren Stringer has illustrated many celebrated picture books, including Deer Dancer by Mary Lyn Ray; The Princess and Her Panther by Wendy Orr; Scarecrow and Snow, both written by Cynthia Rylant; as well as her own Winter Is the Warmest Season and When Stravinsky Met Nijinsky. She lives with her family in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Visit her at

Subject: Wright, Frank Lloyd 1867-1959 Juvenile literature
Wright, Frank Lloyd 1867-1959
Wright, Frank Lloyd 1867-1959
Architects United States Biography Juvenile literature
JUVENILE NONFICTION Biography & Autobiography Art
United States
Genre: Juvenile works.
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