Meeting Cezanne

Written by Michael Morpurgo

Illustrated by Francois Place

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This is a gentle, evocative story of a young Parisian boy's summer in 1960s rural Provence. This book is beautifully illustrated inside and out by one of France's finest illustrators.

Meeting Cezanne Synopsis

When Yannick learns that he is to stay with his Aunt Mathilde in the South of France, he cannot believe his luck. If the paintings of his mother's beloved Cezanne are to be believed, surely Provence is paradise itself. So begins an idyllic month for the young boy: roaming the gentle hills and rolling valleys of Aix-en-Provence; daydreaming about his beautiful cousin Amandine; helping in his aunt and uncle's bustling village inn; and, feeling that he has come to the most wonderful place in the world. Then the idyll is spoilt when an important local comes for dinner and Yannick accidentally destroys a precious drawing the man leaves behind. Yannick is devastated by what he has done, and resolves to put things right. But in so doing he makes a surprising discovery...

Meeting Cezanne Press Reviews

From the first sentence of a Michael Morpurgo book, you know you are in the hands of a natural storyteller. The Guardian




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ISBN: 9781406351132
Publication date: 01/05/2014
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781406351132
Publication date: 1st May 2014
Author: Michael Morpurgo
Illustrator: Francois Place
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 64 pages
Suitable for: 5+ readers, 7+ readers
Genres: General Fiction
Recommendations: eBooks
Other Categories: Books for Boys

About Michael Morpurgo

Winner of J M Barrie Award 2016 March 16 was Michael Morpurgo month on Lovereading4kids - click here to view the favourites we selected on themes of Legends, Animals, War and Journeys. Michael Morpurgo, OBE, MBE, is one of the UK’s best-loved authors and storytellers. He was appointed Children’s Laureate in May 2003, a post he helped to set up with his friend Ted Hughes in 1999. He was awarded an OBE for services to Literature in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2007. He has written over 120 books, including Kensuke’s Kingdom which won the Children’...

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