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Pencils, pens & brushes : a great girls' guide to Disney animation / written by Mindy Johnson ; illustrated by Lorelay Bové.

Johnson, Mindy, (author.). Bové, Lorelay, (illustrator.).

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Detroit Lakes Public Library J 791.4334 JOH (Text) 33500013121082 New Available -
Detroit Lakes Public Library J 791.4334 JOH (Text) 33500013121090 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781368028684
  • ISBN: 1368028683
  • Physical Description: 72 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
  • Edition: First hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: Los Angeles : Disney Press, 2019.

Content descriptions

General Note:
At head of title: Disney.
Summary, etc.:
"Based on Mindy Johnson's critically acclaimed Disney Editions title, Ink & Paint: The Women of Walt Disney's Animation, this nonfiction picture book is a fun and inspiring look at many of the amazing women who have worked at Disney Animation over the years--from Story Artists, to Animators to Inkers and Painters, all with unique personalities and accomplishments, such as becoming a record-holding pilot, or designing Hollywood monsters, or creating an international club for tall people!"

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 July #1
    In this inspiring picture book, Johnson celebrates the many talented women who worked for Walt Disney Studios: writers, dancers, singers, chemists, pilots, and—of course—artists. Some of these women achieved greatness while working at Disney, such as Dorothy Ann Blank, one of the credited writers for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Others found fame later in life: Mildred Rossi, who did the special effects for Chernabog in Fantasia, also designed many famous Hollywood monsters. Some studied under Nelbert Murphy Chouinard, who agreed to teach Disney animators how to draw realistically when no man would. Bové channels Disney legend Mary Blair through her bright, playful illustrations. These career-oriented women are pictured hard at work—and happy! Their inkwells, sketches, and diplomas fly off their desks in a whimsical frenzy. Flowers and paintbrushes swirl around their smiling faces. Acute readers might be confused when the ethnicities suggested by the illustrations don't always seem to match their real-life counterparts. Still, ambitious girls will learn that they, too, can follow their dreams when they embrace their smarts and creativity. Grades 3-6. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Award-winning author, historian, filmmaker, educator, musician and more, Mindy Johnson's creative accomplishments reflect the diversity of her talents and experience.

A leading expert on women's roles in animation and film history, Mindy frequently writes and speaks on early cinema, animation, women's history, and creativity. Her ongoing research and groundbreaking discoveries continue to cast light on the invisible narrative of women's presence within the first century of the motion picture industry.

Lorelay Bové was born in Spain and raised in the Principality of Andorra between France and Spain. She moved with her family to Los Angeles when she was 14 years old and is fulfilling a childhood dream of being an artist at the Walt Disney Animation Studios.

Her inspiration includes her father who is an artist in his own right, as well as her tight knit family, Disney classic films, old Hollywood movies, her native Spain, and her travels. Bové has also illustrated the Toy Story picture book, The Princess and the Frog Little Golden Book, the Wreck-It Ralph Little Golden Book, the Monsters University Fearbook picture book, and the Disney Animation Studios Artist showcase series title, No Slurping, No Burping.

Subject: Walt Disney Productions > Juvenile literature.
Women animators > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Animated films > Juvenile literature.
Animation (Cinematography) > Juvenile literature.
Motion picture industry > Juvenile literature.
Walt Disney Productions.
Animated films.
Animation (Cinematography)
Motion picture industry.
Women animators.
Genre: Biographies.
Illustrated works.
Juvenile works.
Illustrated works.

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