Michelangelo (Revised Edition) (Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artists Series)

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Children's Literature - Kristin Harris
There are lots of books for kids about Michelangelo. Sometimes it seems a shame to give him so much media attention when there are hundreds of other artists whose work is as valuable for kids to experience. However, this book is a refreshing change in the format and language used to describe the life of this very revered artist. Before the title page, the reader is introduced to a map of Europe with six locations marked with reference to their significance in Michelangelo’s life. The next twist that gets attention is the comic book style illustrations with speech bubbles that illustrate a portion of the book above the “regular” text. Information about Michelangelo’s life is presented in an interesting and informal way that will keep young readers’ attention with lots of information about his life as a child. His mother was ill when he was young and he went to live with a family of stonecutters. Growing up in Florence, Italy he was surrounded by art in a time of great interest in architecture, painting, poetry and sculpture. He learned fresco painting from a master teacher but his first love was always sculpture. The Pieta was created for a wealthy patron when he was only twenty-four years old and is still prized today. A quiz about Michelangelo’s life with answers and a glossary conclude this informative volume. Reviewer: Kristin Harris; Ages 5 to 8.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780531225387
  • Publisher: C. Press/F. Watts Trade
  • Publication date: 9/1/2014
  • Series: Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artists Series
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Pages: 40
  • Sales rank: 178,330
  • Age range: 7 - 9 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.20 (d)

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