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The Story of Paintings A history of art for children

Written by Mick Manning

Illustrated by Brita Granstrom

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The Story of Paintings A history of art for children Synopsis

A friendly and inspiring introduction to art history, telling the stories of the world's greatest paintings and artists from prehistory to the modern day The Story of Paintings begins with the cave paintings of our Stone Age ancestors and continues through to the modern day. Mick Manning and Brita Granstroem take your on a tour of their personally selected gallery which showcases the work of some of the world's most famous artists and few a less well-known ones. The artists featured include van Eyck, da Vinci, Bruegel, Rembrandt, Velazquez, JMW Turner, Van Gogh, Monet, Matisse, Georgia O'Keefe, Picasso, Frida Kahlo and Jackson Pollock as well as Dame Laura Knight and Kalan Khan. The friendly text and illustrations help children to appreciate the art, highlighting interesting biographical details and picking out key details to spot. The book's large format means the art is reproduced on a wonderfully impactful scale. This really is a book to give and treasure. The creative team of Mick Manning and Brita Granstroem are well-known for their ground breaking children's information books. Their many awards range the TES Information Book Award for What's Under the Bed? and the English Association Non-fiction award for Charlie's War Illustrated.

The Story of Paintings A history of art for children Press Reviews

The Story of Painting will develop any child's knowledge and love of art. It is an fantastic resource for schools at KS2 and KS3. - Armadillo Magazine

Introduce your class to the rich and intriguing world of artists and their artworks with this beautiful large format picturebook. - Teach Primary

Fantastic book and so beautiful to look at! - BookWitch

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ISBN: 9781445150048
Publication date: 12/09/2017
Publisher: Franklin Watts Ltd an imprint of Hachette Children's Group
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781445150048
Publication date: 12th September 2017
Author: Mick Manning
Illustrator: Brita Granstrom
Publisher: Franklin Watts Ltd an imprint of Hachette Children's Group
Format: Hardback
Suitable for: 11+ readers
Genres: Art

About Mick Manning

Mick Manning and Brita Granström specialize in lyrical non- fiction picture books. They have written and illustrated over 60 books and have won many awards, including the Smarties Silver Award, the English Association Award and The Royal Society Young People’s Book Award. Their previous books, published internationally and in many languages, include the award-winning Fly on the Wall series, Tail-End Charlie, What Mr Darwin Saw, Charles Dickens: An Extraordinary Life, Nature Adventures, Wild Adventures, The Beatles and William Shakespeare. Mick and Brita live in the Scottish Borders. Read a Q&A with Mick and Brita here. &...

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