Speeding Down the Spiral

Speeding Down the Spiral

About the Book

One sunny Sunday, Lizzie and her baby brother Ben visit the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City with their father. They take the elevator to the top floor and begin walking down the ramp to look at the art. After an e-mail distracts Dad, and Lizzie comes face-to-face with Lichtenstein’s giant growling dog, the stroller begins speeding down the spiral with Baby Ben. And a quiet museum trip turns into a madcap chase, with Lizzie in the lead, followed by a museum guard, an artist, a teacher and her students, people with earphones listening to an audio tour, and a tourist.
The story is coupled with the colorful and lively illustrations by Sophy Naess, bringing to life not only Frank Lloyd Wright’s masterpiece of modern architecture but encouraging children and adults to see for themselves the Bourgeois, Brancusi, Cézanne, Chagall, Giacometti, Gonzalez-Torres, Kandinsky, Lichtenstein, Miró, Picasso, and Warhol paintings and sculptures featured in this book, along with the many other great works of art in the Guggenheim’s collection.

“The first book of children’s fiction since the 1950’s to use the auspicious Frank Lloyd Wright building as a backdrop.”

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