Marios Angels A Story About the Artist Giotto by Mary Arrigan
  

Synopsis

Marios Angels A Story About the Artist Giotto by Mary Arrigan

Giotto is decorating a chapel with frescoes, and little Mario longs to lend a hand, but Giotto says no. When Father Prior comes to inspect the fresco, he says, The sky is too dull. Fix it. So Mario tries to think up ways of brightening the sky. That night, after watching his baby sister, he dreams of wonderful things that will transform Mario's frescoes: angels! Mary Arrigan's lively, informative text, accompanied by Gilliam McLure's delightful illustrations, reveals what made Giotto di Bondone's work so very special. Together with a note on Giotto and his frescoes, a reproduction of Giotto's Nativity and a photograph of the Scrovegni Chapel, the book gives very young readers a perfect introduction to the 13th-century artist who reintroduced the art of drawing living people from nature, and is known as the father of modern painting.

Reviews

The beautifully illustrated Mario's Angels provides children with a friendly and charming introduction to the work of Giotto. Junior Education In a simple but informative story that many young children will be able to identify with, the author and illustrator give some fascinating insights into the world of an artist in the late 13th Century. www.booktrustchildrensbooks.org.uk

About the Author

The Irish World Book Day Author 2014 Mary Arrigan studied at the National College of Art and Design in Dublin, University College, Dublin and Florence University. She taught art for 18 years before starting to write for children. She was awarded the International Youth Library (Munich) White Ravens title in 1997, the Bisto Merit Award in 2000 and has also won The Sunday Times Crime Writers Association Short Story Award and The Hennessy Short Story Award.

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Format

Hardback
32 pages
Interest Age: From 5

Author

Mary Arrigan
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Author's Website

www.maryarrigan.com/

Publisher

Frances Lincoln Childrens Books an imprint of Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd

Publication date

1st June 2006

ISBN

9781845074043


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