Pocket Full of Colors: The Magical World of Mary Blair, Disney Artist Extraordinaire Read Online Free - Mary Blair lived her life in color: vivid, wild color.
From her imaginative childhood to her career as an illustrator, designer, and animator for Walt Disney Studios, Mary wouldn’t play by the rules. At a time when studios wanted to hire men and think in black and white, Mary painted twinkling emerald skies, peach giraffes with tangerine spots, and magenta horses that could fly.
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September 26, 2017
A picture book biography about Mary Blair? I'm in! This book is like a Walt Disney dream come true. Mary Blair was an artistic genius that children should know about. It is about time! The illustrations are as vibrant, creative and magical as Mary Blair herself. I could not be more thrilled about...
December 07, 2017
Pocket Full of Colors is a picture book biography of Disney artist Mary Blair. The through line of Mary’s story is her fascination with color. As a child, Mary “collected” colors; throughout her life, she traveled the world in search of more colors. When first hired by Walt Disney, Mary’s fancifu...
September 01, 2017
Colorful, large-scale picture book about pioneer female animator Mary Blair. Her penchant for color didn't really fly at her first Disney job, so she left and pursued it in other venues (such as Little Golden Books). I love this aspect of the story. Later in her own career, Walt Disney asked her...
October 23, 2017
This was one of the most exuberant, if not colorful, picture book biographies for children that I have read. I really liked how the author helps increase the vocabulary of children with the many names of many different colors. The illustrations, appropriately, are almost Disney-esque; and also ap...
September 04, 2017
Brigette Barrager's illustrations are absolutely stunning--- full of color, unique but with just the right nod to the Golden Age of Disney artists. I found myself wanting to know even more about Mary Blair, which is why I'm giving this four stars instead of five.
January 06, 2018
Who would have thought that the visionary behind Walt Disney World’s iconic It’s A Small World ride was a woman!
August 30, 2017
Mary Blair was an artist who worked on and off for Disney (starting in the 1940s). Her fascination with and use of color was wild and vibrant and many of her supervisors were reluctant to use her designs and considered them too bright and modern. Still, some of her ideas were accepted and after l...
September 15, 2017
This book is about the struggle and triumph of an amazing artist named Mary Blair, who worked for Walt Disney. The Walt Disney executives didn't recognize her talents at first, but later she went on to be one of Walt Disney's most celebrated artists. Her ability to see and duplicate colors was ph...
September 05, 2017
This was such an interesting book!!! I did not know this about Disney or Mary Blair. First of all it is interesting that they hired a woman for that type of position at a time when men were it. I didn't know that it was such a fight to get color into animation at that time. Or that Walt Disney to...
December 14, 2017
Love it. Great art style. Colorful of course. Lovely. This is a delightful picture book biography of one of the most iconic Disney artist's of her period--and one who young readers may not yet know. Using colors as a framing device this book follows the life of Mary Blair from her early artistic...