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 Lotte's magical paper puppets : the woman behind the first animated feature film
 Author: Hartman, Brooke

 Publisher:  Page Street Kids (2020)

 Dewey: 791.43
 Classification: Biography
 Physical Description: [34] p., col. ill., 29 cm

 BTSB No: 423572 ISBN: 9781624149412
 Ages: 6-8 Grades: 1-3

 Reiniger, Lotte
 Motion picture producers and directors -- Biography
 Animated films

Price: $22.28

A picture book biography of a pioneer of animation: the talented woman who created the first feature length animated film.

 Illustrator: Carr, Kathryn

   Kirkus Reviews (-) (08/01/20)
   Booklist (06/01/20)

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Booklist - 06/01/2020 More than a decade before Disney’s Snow White, German filmmaker Lotte Reiniger created her own full-length animated film, The Adventures of Prince Achmed, using paper-cutting and silhouette puppetry. Hartman introduces this influential filmmaker and her signature technique through occasionally stilted rhymes that leave details vague, especially about her fleeing and returning to Germany in the midst of WWII. For instance, “They ordered Lotte to make new puppets / Puppets made to fright and scare” sums up Lotte’s order to produce propaganda films for the German government. What does beg this picture-book biography to be shared are Carr’s striking illustrations in Reiniger’s style. Enchanting black silhouettes filled with magical creatures—fairies, flying horses, mythical birds, and more—contrast against lit backgrounds. Words are almost unnecessary as this is where the book's details and charm shine. A concluding author’s note fills in the gaps of Lotte’s story, while a time line of some of her films serves as a key to the illustrations. An intriguing look at a once overlooked female artist.Women in Focus: The 19th in 2020 - Copyright 2020 Booklist.

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