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The Resource The secret kingdom : Nek Chand, a changing India, and a hidden world of art, Barb Rosenstock ; illustrated by Claire A. Nivola

The secret kingdom : Nek Chand, a changing India, and a hidden world of art, Barb Rosenstock ; illustrated by Claire A. Nivola

Label
The secret kingdom : Nek Chand, a changing India, and a hidden world of art
Title
The secret kingdom
Title remainder
Nek Chand, a changing India, and a hidden world of art
Statement of responsibility
Barb Rosenstock ; illustrated by Claire A. Nivola
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Author
Illustrator
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The incredible story of the world's largest visionary environment: the Rock Garden of Chandigarh, kept secret by outsider artist Nek Chand for fifteen years
  • As a refugee during the partition of India in 1947, Nek Chand Saini was resettled in the city of Chandigarh with nothing but the stories he carried in his heart from his homeland. Dismayed at the modern new city he now lived in, he began collecting broken glass, cracked water pots, and discarded construction materials. In a section of wilderness he cleared himself, Nek Chand built the Rock Garden, full of curving paths, intricate mosaics, and hundreds of sculptures of people and animals, which eventually grew to a thirteen-acre wonderland. It was his tribute to the village of his youth, a land full of hidden stories. Barb Rosenstock introduces readers to an incredible outsider artist's vast, stunning creation, and Claire A. Nivola's illustrations bring to life the natural beauty of India and the surreal and marvelous world Nek Chand coaxed from the wild landscape--Dust jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rosenstock, Barb
Dewey number
  • 730.92
  • 709
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • Ages 7-10
  • 1100L
  • Grades 2-5
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
LG
LC call number
  • NB1010.C42
  • NB1010.C43
LC item number
  • R67 2018
  • R67 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Reading level
5.2
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Nivola, Claire A.
  • Candlewick Press
Study program name
Accelerated Reader
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chand, Nek
  • Sculptors
  • Rock gardens
  • Chandīgarh (India)
  • India
  • Chand, Nek
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION
  • Rock gardens
  • Sculptors
  • India
  • India
  • Artists
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The secret kingdom : Nek Chand, a changing India, and a hidden world of art, Barb Rosenstock ; illustrated by Claire A. Nivola
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
987421953
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780763674755
Lccn
2018933653
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)987421953
Label
The secret kingdom : Nek Chand, a changing India, and a hidden world of art, Barb Rosenstock ; illustrated by Claire A. Nivola
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
987421953
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780763674755
Lccn
2018933653
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)987421953

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