- Shopping Bag ( 0 items )
From the Publisher
"The narrative flows naturally and deals with some difficult issues. . . in an age-appropriate and sensitive fashion. . . . Anholt's charming watercolor and pen illustrations re-create a time and place that will be unfamiliar to most [young] readers . . . . Most important, the title conveys the idea that artists are real people fulfilling a purpose that may not be understood in the context of their everyday lives." --School Library Journal
". . . this charming introduction to Paul Cezanne highlights the artist's relationship with his son. . . . Evocative, realistic illustrations mix with reproductions of Cezanne's works and. . . will draw kids into this enjoyable, informative portrayal of Cezanne as both a father and an influential artist." --Booklist
"In this solid addition to Anholt's Artists series, Paul Cézanne invites his son to visit him in the countryside. Steeped in metaphor (mountain and apple themes recur), Anholt's dialogue-driven narrative successfully reveals the painter's eccentricities and his bond with his son. The book's layered illustrations include reproductions of Cézanne's paintings incorporated into Anholt's watercolors, many of which feature the Provence landscapes so prominent in the painter's work. Anholt gives several nods to Cézanne masterpieces, as when father and son sit on a ledge overlooking the panorama depicted in Mont Sainte-Victoire and two men in a cafe mimic the subjects of The Card Players."
--Publisher's Weekly, November 2009