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Children's LiteratureSoon after humans began telling stories, artists began using pictures to tell stories as well. This collection of reproductions begins with samples of art from the ancient world as the first examples of story art. A Greek vase is illustrated with the story of Odysseus and the Sirens. A Roman bas-relief sculpture shows Roman soldiers crossing the Danube River. During Medieval times the stories of the Bible were painted for the education of those who could not read. The Bayeux Tapestry tells the story of William of Normandy invading England in 1066. Through the seventeenth century the stories of the Catholic Church dominated Western art. The beginning of the nineteenth century brought a new interest in the feelings and ideas of the individual artists. The work of ten individual artists from a variety of periods is then featured in greater detail. Picasso's Guernica is examined with a brief biography of the artist. Other world cultures are at least acknowledged with four pages and six illustrations. A Navajo sand painting shows the creation of the world. A Japanese screen tells the story of two famous rival generals. 2000 (1997), Peter Bedrick Books, Ages 10 up.