EDWARD ARDIZZONE, born in 1900 in French Indochina, became a war artist during World War II. He illustrated more than twenty children's books including classics by Dickens, Mark Twain, Dylan Thomas and Christianna Brand's Nurse Matilda series.
Sarah and Simon and No Red Paintby Edward Ardizzone
From the distinguished author-illustrator of the maritime Tim series and winner of the Kate Greenaway medal comes this classic picture book that was recommended to our editor by a children's bookseller in Princeton, NJ. “Please find out if Sarah and Simon and No Red Paint is still in print,” she implored, “and if it is not, please do all/i>
From the distinguished author-illustrator of the maritime Tim series and winner of the Kate Greenaway medal comes this classic picture book that was recommended to our editor by a children's bookseller in Princeton, NJ. “Please find out if Sarah and Simon and No Red Paint is still in print,” she implored, “and if it is not, please do all you can to publish it.” With some difficulty we procured the book, which was indeed out of print, read it, and fell in love.
Here is the story of two children, Sarah and Simon, whose father is a painter, and who live with their parents and baby brother in a big room called a Studio. Their father is talented, but unacknowledged, and so the family is poor, though very happy. When the story opens, the father is painting his masterpiece. Sarah and Simon are good little helpers and spend their time doing chores and visiting their favorite place in town: the old second-hand bookshop with its kind owner. Soon the masterpiece is almost finished, except for the bit of red paint needed to complete it, and even the dealer agrees to buy it if it were finished the next day. But there is no more red paint, and no more money left with which to buy it. So Sarah and Simon set out to help their father, and to their surprise, end up reconciling their family with an estranged uncle and restoring the family fortune as wellall with the help and kind solicitation of the bookshop owner…
Godine is proud to bring this classic with its detailed line drawings and delicate watercolor illustrations back into print, and our thanks to the good bookshop buyer who came to the rescue of this wonderful book.
- Godine, David R. Publishers, Inc.
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- Product dimensions:
- 7.80(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.60(d)
- Age Range:
- 5 - 8 Years
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