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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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Contributor
Author
Illustrator
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. After the partition of India in 1947, Nek Chand Saini settled in the city of Chandigarh, with nothing but stories brought from his homeland. Dismayed at his stark new surroundings, Nek began collecting river rocks, broken glass, and cracked water pots found on the roadside. He cleared a section of jungle and for seven years he stockpiled odds and ends. They were castoffs and rubbish to everyone else, but to Nek, they were treasures. He began to build a labyrinth of curving paths, mosaics, and repeating patterns: his very own tribute to the winding village of his youth, a hidden land of stories. Nek kept his kingdom secret for fifteen years, until a government crew stumbled upon it and sought to destroy it. But local fans agreed in awe: the Rock Garden had to be protected. Author Barb Rosenstock introduces readers to the outsider artist's stunning creation, while Claire A. Nivola's illustrations bring to life the land's natural beauty and the surreal world Nek coaxed from his wild landscape
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
PABRO
Citation location within source
  • November 15, 2018
  • March 01, 2018
  • February 01, 2018
  • December 18, 2017
Citation source
  • Horn Book Guide
  • Horn Book
  • Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
  • Publishers Weekly
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rosenstock, Barb
Dewey number
  • 700.92
  • B
  • 927/.0
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • 7-10
  • 2-5
Intended audience source
  • Brodart
  • Brodart
LC call number
NB1010.C43
LC item number
R67 2018
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Nivola, Claire A.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chand, Nek
  • Art
  • Alpine garden plants
Target audience
pre adolescent
Label
The secret kingdom : Nek Chand, a changing India, and a hidden world of art, Barb Rosenstock ; illustrated by Claire A. Nivola
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BRDBD18037041
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780763674755
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
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BRDBD18037041
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780763674755
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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