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Books with author Laurence Anholt

  • Leonardo and the Flying Boy

    Laurence Anholt

    Paperback (B.E.S. Publishing, Oct. 1, 2007)
    Zoro is a little boy in 17th-century Italy, long before airplanes flew in the sky. But Zoro is also an apprentice to the artist and inventor Leonardo da Vinci--and Leonardo is experimenting with a revolutionary flying machine! This is a title in Barron's Anholt's Artists Books for Children series, in which author and illustrator Laurence Anholt recalls memorable and sometimes amusing moments when the lives of the artists were touched by children. Anholt's fine illustrations appear on every page and include reproductions of works by the artists.
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  • Matisse King Of Colour

    Laurence Anholt

    Paperback (FRANCES LINCOLN CHILDREN S, Feb. 9, 2010)
    Matisse King of Colour
  • Cezanne and the Apple Boy

    Laurence Anholt

    Hardcover (B.E.S. Publishing, Oct. 1, 2009)
    This brand-new title in Laurence Anholt's beautifully illustrated children's series of stories about famous artists recounts a wonderful adventure experienced by Paul, a little boy who is named after his father, Paul CĂ©zanne. The elder CĂ©zanne had been away from home for so long that the boy has difficulty recognizing his father when he joins him on a painting expedition in the mountains of southern France. They quickly become fast friends, and the artist takes great pleasure in painting a portrait of his apple-cheeked son. Most of his paintings, however, are landscapes of the mountain country where they are camping, although the people who live nearby often laugh at the artist's pictures, which they think are poor. But young Paul admires his father's work--and he is not alone. A picture dealer from Paris happens to be in the region, and when he sees CĂ©zanne's paintings, he thinks they are wonderful. Before long, CĂ©zanne becomes famous and wealthy. The story, enhanced with Laurence Anholt's illustrations on every page, include several that are reproductions of CĂ©zanne's famous paintings.
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  • Degas and the Little Dancer

    Laurence Anholt

    Hardcover (B.E.S. Publishing, Aug. 1, 1996)
    Many years ago, Marie hoped to be a famous ballerina, but because her family had too little money for lessons she began modeling at the ballet school. The painter for whom she modeled was the artist, Edgar Degas. As Degas' figure of The Little Dancer took shape, Marie began to feel sympathy for the bad-tempered artist. When the sculpture was finished, thousands of art lovers came to see the statue, making Marie the most famous dancer of all. Here is an exquisite introduction to the life of a great nineteenth-century French artist, with beautiful impressionistic illustrations and reproductions of Degas' own work.
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  • Matisse the King of Color

    Laurence Anholt

    Hardcover (B.E.S. Publishing, Oct. 1, 2007)
    When Monique, a young visiting nurse, steps into the home of an elderly patient, she finds herself in rooms filled with the most vivid color she has ever seen. Her patient is the artist Henri Matisse, and as Matisse recovers from his illness, he and Monique become good friends. Later, Monique enters a convent where she becomes a nursing nun--and by happy coincidence, she meets Matisse once again. Her religious order is so poor that they don't have a chapel of their own, but Matisse decides that with Monique's help, he can remedy that situation. He develops a sketch drawn by Monique into a brilliant set of stained-glass chapel windows, and then uses his influence to raise enough money for the chapel's construction. This true account of Matisse and the chapel at Vence, in southern France, is the main focus of Laurence Anholt's newest delightful children's story. Anholt's illustrations faithfully reproduce many of Matisse's wonderful artworks in this beautiful storybook.
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  • Leonardo and the Flying Boy

    Laurence Anholt

    Hardcover (B.E.S. Publishing, Sept. 1, 2000)
    There were no spaceships or airplanes when Zoro was a boy. He lived in Italy during the era we now call the Renaissance, a time when the sky belonged to the birds. But one unusual man dreamed of incredible flying machines. "One day, Zoro," he told his pupil, "people will sail through the clouds and look down at the world below." Zoro was curious. He knew that his teacher did more than merely dream about the future, but was an important artist and inventor. Then Zoro made an astonishing discovery. His teacher was building a mysterious machine. A machine intended to fly! Here begins a fascinating story based on a true event, for Zoro's master was the famous artist and inventor, Leonardo da Vinci. Full-color illustrations throughout this beautiful book include reproductions of some of Leonardo's famous artworks.
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  • Two Nests

    Laurence Anholt

    Paperback (Lincoln Children's Books, March 10, 2015)
    This is a gentle story about family separation with a happy ending. Betty and Paul are two little birds who build a nest together in a cherry tree. Betty lays an egg and out pops Baby Bird. Everyone is happy and all the other animals come to see the baby. But the nest is small, Betty and Paul squabble, and they decide that Paul should live in a different nest across the other side of the tree… Now there are two nests in the cherry tree. But Betty and Paul both love Baby Bird, and soon he is able to fly over the cherry tree, visiting his Two Nests.
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  • Matisse, King of Colour

    Laurence Anholt

    Hardcover (Frances Lincoln Childrens Books, Oct. 1, 2007)
    Brand new book in plastic!
  • Papa Chagall, Tell Us a Story

    Laurence Anholt

    Hardcover (B.E.S. Publishing, April 1, 2014)
    Barron's introduces another fine title to the highly-acclaimed Anholt's Artists Books for Children series. Here, award-winning author and illustrator Laurence Anholt reviews the life of Marc Chagall. Through the stories that he tells his beloved twin grandchildren, Chagall relates his extraordinary rags to riches journey from a topsy-turvy cottage life in Russia, through the dark years of the war, emerging in the sparkling sunlight of Southern France. Anholt's fine illustrations appear on every page and include reproductions of Chagall's work. Once again, Laurence Anholt inspires and informs in this much-loved art history series, which has sold more than one million copies around the world.
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  • Stikky Night Skies: Learn 6 Constellations, 4 Stars, a Planet, a Galaxy, and How to Navigate at Night--In One Hour, Guaranteed.

    Laurence Holt

    Paperback (Laurence Holt Books, Feb. 16, 2003)
    Imagine yourself... - surprising your friends - charming a date - delighting your children - becoming an astronomy enthusiast - navigating in a survival situation - taking your first steps to discovering our place in the universe. Stikky Night Skies uses a unique learning method to bring a fascinating topic to anyone with an hour to spare. We spent hundreds of hours with dozens of readers testing and refining it to be sure it will work for you. Includes a comprehensive Next Steps section with guides to the top 12 night sky objects, stargazing equipment, observatories, clubs, free star maps, space and astronomy websites, and more. Covered by the Stikky Guarantee. We give ten percent of the profits from this book to projects that use knowledge to help people in need worldwide. For stargazers in the northern hemisphere.
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  • Aren't You Lucky!

    Laurence Anholt

    Paperback (Red Fox Picture Books, March 26, 2015)
    When a little brother or sister comes along, everyone is excited...everyone except one little person who can't quite understand why everything has changed. Follow the tale of one older sibling who learns that having a baby brother or sister can be truly magical - aren't they lucky!