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Art Smart: Great Artists in Picture Books

April 20, 2011 in Beginning Readers 5-8, Book Lists, Tween 9-12


I Am Marc Chagall by Bimba Landmann, Eerdmans, 2006, Ages 4-8.
Rising from his Russian roots, Marc Chagall lives through two World Wars to become a revolutionary new artist.

The Princess and the Painter by Jane Johnson, Farrar Straus & Giroux, 1994, Ages 4-8.
A glimpse into the daily life of the Infanta Margarita’s life shows more than a famous painting, but the simplicity of a child’s love for the great Velázquez.

Michelangelo by Diane Stanley, HarperCollins, 2003, Ages 9-12.
Defying the powers of Renaissance Italy and the limits of human capability, Michelangelo Buonarroti goes on to produce the world’s greatest art.

Me, Frida by Amy Novesky, Abrams, 2010, Ages 4-8.
After leaving Mexico for the first time, young Frida Kahlo discovers the confidence to become the painter she knows she can be.

–Laurien Clay, BYU Student, Department of Humanities

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