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Review of ‘The Iridescence of Birds’

In what has to be the best-named picture book of the year, Newbery Medalist Patricia MacLachlan brings readers the story of the young Henri Matisse and his childhood inspirations, with eye-catching illustrations from Hadley Hooper.

There are any number of ways MacLachlan could have described the creativity surrounding the boy Matisse, but the manner she…

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