Vincent, Theo and the Fox: A mischievous adventure through the paintings of Vincent van Gogh

Vincent, Theo and the Fox: A mischievous adventure through the paintings of Vincent van Gogh


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An adventure story for children inspired and illustrated by the paintings of Vincent van Gogh. As boys, Vincent and his brother Theo spy a fox sneaking into a farmer's cart. The fox finds the farmer's lunch bag and starts to rip it open. "That fox should be careful - the farmer will shoot him," says Vincent. "Let's catch him," replies Theo, "and take him someplace safe." The boys give chase through colorful fields, over land and sea, into the city and beyond--settings illustrated by over 30 of van Gogh's greatest works. On their journey, the boys - and the fox - experience failure and, from it, discover how to be the best you can be when you grow up. A great way to open up the world of fine art to children.

"Van Gogh and a fox make art more fun..."It's not a long or hard book to read. But the colorful paintings jump off the pages and will give you a lot to think about....Macaluso includes information on each of the paintings in the book....[He] wants to share the beauty of the art world with all kids. And even if they don't admit it right away, it's cool. Very cool."
- Marylou Tousignant, The Washington Post, KidsPost, May 28, 2014

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781495487514
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 03/07/2014
Pages: 38
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.10(d)
Lexile: 620L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Ted Macaluso is a research writer and editor for studies of child nutrition. He also loves storytelling. Vincent, Theo and the Fox - his first children's book - combines his passions for adventure stories and art. He learned fiction writing at The Writer's Center and, even more, from his young son, who always wanted Dad to make up "just one more" story. That son is now in college. Ted lives in Reston, Virginia with his lovely wife, kind-hearted dog, and frequently temperamental word processor.

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