Pablo Picasso's relationships with both his children and his female companions were often tempestuous and destructive, but they provided the drama on which he fed as he created one groundbreaking work after ather. From ceramics to print making to sculpture to photography to poetry, Picasso had a huge appetite for expressing himself through every kind of artistic medium, and he is w considered one of the greatest artists of the 20th century. With bold, powerful oil paintings, David Diaz captures the intensity of a man who once signed a drawing as Yo el rey or I the King. Besides beautifully crafted free-verse poems on Picasso's life, there is a back section that includes a glossary, a chrology, sources, tes, and a biographical essay.
Carmen T. Bernier-Grand is a national award winning author of eleven books for children and young adults. She teaches writing at the Whidbey Island MFA, a program of Northwest Literary Arts, at Writers in the Schools, a program of Oregon Literary Arts, and at Wordstock.In 2008, The Oregon Library Association's Children's Division gave her the Evelyn Lampman Award for her significant contribution to the children of Oregon in the field of children's literature. Bernier-Grand was born in Puerto Rico but lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband and her bilingual dog, Lily.