Anna at the Art Museum

Anna at the Art Museum

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Overview

Going to the art museum with her mom is no fun at all for Anna. Everything is old and boring and there are so many rules: Don’t Touch! Do Not Enter! Quiet! A vigilant guard keeps a close eye on the energetic little girl, but even so, Anna manages to set off an alarm and almost tip over a vase.


A half-open door draws Anna’s attention, but the No Entry sign means yet again that it’s off-limits. This time, however, the guard surprises her by inviting her to go in. Here she finds a “secret workshop” where paintings are being cleaned and repaired. Staring out from one of the canvases is a girl who looks grumpy and bored—just like Anna herself. With the realization that art often imitates life, Anna discovers the sheer joy to be had from the paintings on the wall, especially those that reflect what is happening all around her.


Filled with representations of paintings from many world-class galleries, this charming book is the perfect prelude to a child’s first visit to an art museum.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781773210438
Publisher: Annick Press, Limited
Publication date: 09/11/2018
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 633,232
Product dimensions: 9.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile: 570L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 7 Years

About the Author

Hazel Hutchins has written over 50 books for children and young adults and has received numerous awards for her work, including the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award for Mattland (2008). She lives in Canmore, Alberta.

Lil Crump is a Graphic and Visual Design artist, with some fine art and bookmaking training. Her work has appeared in books published by various North American publishers. She lives in Head of St. Margaret’s Bay, Nova Scotia.

Gail Herbert’s first collaboration with Hazel Hutchins produced the award-winning picture book, Mattland. Gail lives with her husband near Cambridge, Ontario.

Table of Contents

ABOUT THE ART

HEAD OF A WOMAN,
circa 1650—1700, by Anonymous. French. Black chalk on grey paper.
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

NUBIAN TRIBUTE PRESENTED TO THE KING, TOMB OF HUY, circa 1353-1327 BCE.
Egyptian. Tempera facsimile by
Charles K. Wilkinson, circa 1923-27.
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

NEBAMUN SUPERVISING ESTATE ACTIVITIES, TOMB OF NEBAMUN, cica 1400-1352 BCE.
Egyptian. Tempera fascimile by
Charles K. Wilkinson, circa 1928.
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

PANEL WITH STRIDING LION, circa
604–562 BCE. Babylonian from Mesopotamia (Modern Hillah). Glazed ceramic.
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

THE THIRD ICHIKAWA YAOZŌ AS A DAIMYO STANDING UNDER A MAPLE TREE,
circa 1783, by Katsukawa Shunshō.
Japanese. Woodblock print on paper.
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

THE FIRST NAKAMURA NAKAZO AS A
SAMURAI STANDING NEAR A
WILLOW TREE, 1768 or 1769,
by Katsukawa Shunshō. Japanese.
Woodblock print on paper.
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

KABUKI ACTOR ICHIKAWA DANJŪRŌ V, 1774, by Katsukawa Shunshō. Japanese.
Woodblock print on paper.
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

ADOLESCENCE, OR SISTERS,
1976, by Daphne Odjig. Canadian.
Acrylic on Canvas.
Private collection.

BROKEN EGGS,
1756, by Jean-Baptiste Greuze.
French. Oil on canvas.
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

THE FOREST AT PONTAUBERT,
1881, by Georges Seurat. French.
Oil on canvas.
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

WESTERN FOREST,
circa 1931, by Emily Carr.
Canadian. Oil on canvas.
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto.

THE SUPPER AT EMMAUS, 1601,
by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio.
Italian. Oil and tempera on canvas.
National Gallery, London.

DER SCHREI DER NATUR (THE SCREAM),
circa 1893, by Edvard Munch. Norwegian. Tempera and crayon on cardboard.
National Museum, Oslo.

REGATTA AT SAINTE-ADRESSE,
1867, by Claude Monet.
French. Oil on canvas.
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

BRIDGE OVER A POND OF WATER LILIES,
1899, by Claude Monet. French. Oil on canvas.
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

APPROACH TO VENICE,
1844, by J.M.W. Turner.
British. Oil on canvas.
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC.

NATURALEZA MUERTA / STILL LIFE, 1908, by Diego Rivera. Mexican. Oil on canvas.
Government of the State of Veracruz, Xalapa, Mexico.

STILL LIFE WITH ONIONS, JUG AND FRUIT, circa 1930-38, by William H. Johnson. American. Oil on burlap.
Smithsonian American Art Museum,
Washington, DC.

THE PEPPERMINT BOTTLE,
1893/95, by Paul Cézanne.
French. Oil on canvas.
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC.

LITTLE GIRL IN A BLUE ARMCHAIR, 1878,
by Mary Cassatt. American. Oil on canvas.
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC.

GIRL IN A GREEN DRESS,
1930, by William H. Johnson.
American. Oil on canvas.
Smithsonian American Art Museum,
Washington, DC.

PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG WOMAN,
late 18th century, unknown artist. Pastel.
Saint Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis.

WATER-MOON AVALOKITESHVARA,
first half of 14th century, unidentified
artist. Korean. Hanging scroll,
ink and color on silk.
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

THE SINGER IN GREEN,
circa 1884, by Edgar Degas.
French. Pastel on paper.
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

A WOMAN SEATED BESIDE A VASE OF
FLOWERS, 1865, by Edgar Degas.
French. Oil on canvas.
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

DANCERS, PINK AND GREEN,
circa 1890, by Edgar Degas.
French. Oil on canvas.
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

TWO DANCERS AT REST OR, DANCERS
IN BLUE, circa 1898, by Edgar Degas.
French. Pastel on paper.
Musée d’Orsay, Paris.

UNDER THE WAVE OFF KANAGAWA OR, THE GREAT WAVE, circa 1830-32, by Katsushika Hokusai. Japanese. Woodblock print.
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

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