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Christy Hale has illustrated numerous award-winning books for children, including Elizabeti’s Doll (Lee & Low Books), an ALA Notable Book that Publisher’s Weekly called “ A slice of perfection” in a starred review. Hale made her debut as a picture book author with the publication of The East-West House: Noguchi’s Childhood in Japan. The lyrical text and mixed-media collage introduce readers to Isamu Noguchi, the 20th-century sculptor and designer. The East-West House was a Kirkus Best Book of 2009.

Christy Hale is also an art educator. She has introduced young readers to the lives and works of many artists through
Instructor magazine’s Masterpiece of the Month feature and accompanying workshops. Hale lives with her husband and their daughter in Palo Alto, California. She is available for school, library, museum, and other community presentations. Learn more about Hale’s work at christyhale.com. Contact her at christy@christyhale.com to schedule an event.

here to view an interview with Christy Hale about The East-West House.

Praise for
The East-West House
Kirkus Best Books of 2009

A welcome entrée to one artist’s inspiration, aspiration and imagination.”
Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Thoroughly documented and heavily reliant on primary sources, the book includes a lengthy afterword about Noguchi’s adult life, complete with photographs of his family and his work. An original and thought-provoking addition to biography or art collections.”
School Library Journal

“This fascinating book provides an excellent opportunity to learn about some of the motivating forces behind the development of this highly successful artist. The author’s background as an art educator shines through in her carefully-crafted text and stunning mixed-media collages.”
— Yana V. Rodgers, Rutgers University
Department of Women’s and Gender Studies

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