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Katie and the British Artists by James Mayhew
  

Katie and the British Artists

Part of the Katie Series

RRP £6.99

Synopsis

Katie and the British Artists by James Mayhew

Join Katie as she steps into some of the most famous paintings in the world for an exciting art adventure! Katie can't decide what she wants to be when she grows up. Perhaps a trip to the gallery will be an inspiration, as the characters in five famous paintings come to life! Will she be an explorer, a train driver, a horse rider or an artist ...? 'A wonderful way to engage children with art. A brilliant combination of education and storytelling' - Parents in Touch (Katie's Picture Show) This art adventure features five famous British paintings:The Cornfield by Constable, Rain, Steam and Speed and The Fighting Temeraire by Turner, Whistlejacket by Stubbs, and The Painter's Daughters Chasing a Butterfly by Gainsborough. Classic picture book character, Katie, has been delighting children for over 25 years. Why not collect all 13 titles in the series? Katie's Picture Show Katie and the Impressionists Katie and the Mona Lisa Katie and the Sunflowers Katie and the Waterlily Pond Katie and the Starry Night Katie and the Spanish Princess Katie and the Bathers Katie in London Katie's London Christmas Katie in Scotland Katie and the Dinosaurs

Reviews

Appealing and imaginative mini-introduction to Art History Bournemouth Daily Echo Katie is engaging, mischievous, adventurous and playful ... a great book to read aloud The Bookbag The illustrations are mini-masterpieces and bring the story to life beautifully Families (Bristol) The formula for Katie's entry into the world of each painting is never forced and the author manages to maintain a balance between pastiche ad personal visual language through a genuine empathy with the formal qualities of the paintings Books For Keeps A fantastic read with fabulous illustrations Kid Around


About the Author

James Mayhew studied at Maidstone College of Art and his first children's book, Katie's Picture Show was published in 1989. It's been firmly in print ever since, recognised universally as the original and best introduction to art for children. Many more titles have followed, and the series sells in museums and galleries all over the world, from the Met in New York, to the Uffizi in Florence, the Louvre in Paris and beyond. He is also the creator of the much-loved Ella Bella Ballerina series, and many other titles. Alongside his work in publishing, James has devised and performed in a hugely successful series of concerts for children, combining live classical music, storytelling and live art. From Peter and the Wolf, to Scheherazade, James has worked internationally with many different orchestras and musicians, creating illustrations in time to music. James grew up in Suffolk but now lives in Hertfordshire.

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Book Info

Publication date

2nd July 2015

Author

James Mayhew

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Publisher

Orchard Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group

Format

Paperback
32 pages
Interest Age: From 3

Categories

Adventure stories (Children's / Teenage)

ISBN

9781408331903

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