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Calligraphy for Kids Hardcover – Apr 1 2004

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  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Sterling (April 1 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1402706642
  • ISBN-13: 978-1402706646
  • Product Dimensions: 28 x 21.8 x 2.2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 862 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,123,187 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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It was for my 9 year old granddaughter and she was able to get a good start to learning this art. How to sit, how to hold her pencil, direction of a stroke as well as different styles of calligraphy.
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38 of 39 people found the following review helpful
Great beginner book! Jan. 7 2010
By Patricia M. Barrett - Published on Amazon.com
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I've been doing calligraphy for years and lately I've taught some classes to interested beginners at a local art center and to my 9 year-old granddaughter. I find this book to be one of the best to use as a guide. It has everything a beginner needs to know ...with clear and concise instructions.
34 of 37 people found the following review helpful
Great for beginners, young and old! March 15 2008
By H. Sutcliffe - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I bought this for my 8 yr old, (who is admittedly a fantastic reader, well above her grade level, so you'll have to be the judge of your child's ability) she loves it! It is well organized and the language is simple without talking down to the kids, so an adult just beginning can learn a lot from this book, too. It's recommended for grades 4 and up, but my daughter is grade 2 and does fine with it.
38 of 44 people found the following review helpful
beautiful & fun May 16 2005
By Laurie - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I love this book and so does my daughter! There are so many wonderful ideas and everything is so simple to do. We're learning together, I highly recommend this book.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
easy to follow June 2 2010
By S.K. Wells - Published on Amazon.com
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Though written for kids, I believe that adults will also find this book helpful. It does not talk down to you, and it gives clear and easy to understand information and directions. Because I had some practice in calligraphy before I began using this book (and because I'm impatient), I do not take it as slowly as the book suggests. I also do not bother with the guide sheets, but whether you do or not depends on how perfect you want your writing to be. Part of the reason I don't use the guide sheets is because I already have a calligraphy marker, and it is not the correct size for the sheets. However, they might be helpful (I wouldn't know, I've never used them :D). I also do not think it is necessary to switch to an actual calligraphy pen; at least, not right away. The markers work just fine, and are less messy. Other than this, the book is very helpful, and, as I said before, easy to follow.
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
First Choice Calligraphy Book Sept. 8 2011
By Kari - Published on Amazon.com
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I looked at several books in craft stores and this one was my favorite. The directions are clear, and the illustrations are attractive. It would be best for children age 10 - 14. Younger kids would need more help to understand how to form the letters, and would be using the books mostly for the illustrations, but an older child could learn how to make some nice work, even without help. Several alphabets are illustrated.

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