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Books in Anholt's Artists series

  • Frida Kahlo and the Bravest Girl in the World: Famous Artists and the Children Who Knew Them

    Laurence Anholt

    Hardcover (B.E.S., Sept. 1, 2016)
    When a little girl named Mariana is sent to have her portrait painted by Frida, she is scared. "Well, that's okay," Frida tells her. "Everyone feels scared sometimes. Now take my hand and let's go inside." Soon, Mariana meets all of Frida's pets, from a handsome parrot and funny spider monkey to a little dog, baby deer, and beautiful eagle. Frida's home is full of wonders, and her studio is brimming with strange but beautiful paintings. As Mariana sits for her portrait, she learns all about Frida's life, and begins to think of her as the bravest woman in the world. Frida thinks Mariana is very special too--and she's got a wonderful surprise in store for her! Once again, Laurence Anholt inspires children with this much-loved art history series, which has sold more than one million copies around the world.
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  • Camille and the Sunflowers

    Laurence Anholt

    Paperback (Gardners Books, Sept. 30, 2003)
    One day a strange man arrives in Camille's town. He has a straw hat and a yellow beard. The man turns out to be the artist Vincent van Gogh. This is an introduction to the great painter, seen through the eyes of a young boy entranced by his painting. There are reproductions of Van Gogh's work.
  • The Magical Garden of Claude Monet

    Laurence Anholt

    Hardcover (B.E.S. Publishing, Sept. 1, 2003)
    Julie is a happy little girl who lives in Paris, but she wishes she could walk in a country garden. Julie is pleased when her mother decides to take her to visit the most wonderful garden in the world, owned by a great friend of the family. They arrive at their destination, and for this little girl it is like walking in a dreamy world where twisting plants grow as tall as trees. When Julie├»┬┐┬Żs dog runs away, she asks the gardener to help find her pet, and soon she and the gardener are friends. But this amiable, bearded old man is a very unusual gardener, for not only does he cultivate his many plants, he also paints beautiful pictures of them. Julie has made a friend of the great impressionist painter, Claude Monet. Based on a true story about the daughter of another fine artist, Berthe Morisot, this charmingly illustrated picture book includes reproductions by author-illustrator Laurance Anholt of a famous waterlilies painting, which Monet completed in his garden at Giverny, a few miles from Paris.
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  • 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 C├ęzanne. The elder C├ęzanne 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 C├ęzanne's paintings, he thinks they are wonderful. Before long, C├ęzanne becomes famous and wealthy. The story, enhanced with Laurence Anholt's illustrations on every page, include several that are reproductions of C├ęzanne'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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  • 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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  • Picasso and the Girl With a Ponytail

    Laurence Anholt

    Paperback (Gardners Books, Aug. 31, 2003)
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  • The Magical Garden of Claude Monet

    Laurence Anholt

    Paperback (Frances Lincoln Ltd, Sept. 1, 2003)
    When Julie's dog disappears into a mysterious garden, Julie follows him - and finds herself in a beautiful garden-within-a-garden where the roses grow like splashes of paint and a Japanese bridge bows over a silent pool. There she finds not only her dog, but also Claude Monet. The famous artist introduces her to his work and his garden, giving her encouragement that the young would-be artist will never forget. Set against the romantic, world-famous backdrop of Monet's garden at Giverny, the story is accompanied by reproductions of the artist's most celebrated paintings and a biographical note on Monet.
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  • Matisse, King of Colour

    Laurence Anholt

    Hardcover (Frances Lincoln Childrens Books, Oct. 1, 2007)
    Brand new book in plastic!
  • Degas and the Little Dancer

    Laurence Anholt

    Paperback (Frances Lincoln Ltd, Aug. 31, 2003)
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  • Leonardo and the Flying Boy

    Laurence Anholt

    Paperback (Gardners Books, Aug. 31, 2003)
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  • The Magical Garden of Claude Monet

    Laurence Anholt

    Paperback (Frances Lincoln Childrens Books, April 1, 2007)
    Rare Book
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