As a boy, Alexander "Sandy" Calder was always fiddling with odds and ends, making objects for friends. When he got older and became an artist, his fiddling led him to create wire sculptures. One day, Sandy made a lion. Next came a lion cage. Before he knew it, he had an entire circus and was traveling between Paris and New York performing a brand-new kind of art for amazed audiences.
This is the story of Sandy's Circus, as told by Tanya Lee Stone with Boris Kulikov's spectacular and innovative illustrations. Calder's original circus is on permanent display at the Whitney Museum in New York City.
Tanya Lee Stone is an award-winning author who has written many books for young readers. Recent titles include Sandy's Circus (Viking), Up Close: Ella Fitzgerald (Viking), Elizabeth Leads the Way: Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the Right to Vote (Holt) and the Sibert Medal-winning Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream (Candlewick), also a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor book and a YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Honor book.