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Matisse: The King of Color (Anholt's Artists Books for Children Series) [Hardcover]

Laurence Anholt
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  • Hardcover: 28 pages
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series (7 Sep 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764160478
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764160479
  • Product Dimensions: 29.4 x 23.9 x 0.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,117,383 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Matisse for children 17 Oct 2010
By tresco
This is part of Anholt's delightful series on the lives of famous artists. He takes a true story from each artits's life and writes it in a way that makes it very accessible for children. A fascinating way to introduce children to art.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Matisse the King of Colour 9 May 2010
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I am a teacher in Sydney Australia.I read this book to a composite grade one/two class last year and they absolutely loved it. The illustrations are wonderful. I would thoroughly recommend this book to any teacher in Grades K-6. I am planning to read it to my Kindergarten class later in the year. I also purchased Vincent van Gough by Brad Buck and Joan Holub [Smart About Art Series] and was extremely happy with this purchase also. So I am planning on buying the 'Henri Matisse' book in the same series as it will be a perfect complement to 'Matisse the King of Colour' [Anholt's Artists Books for Children's Series].It was a great lead up to the study of collage in our art lessons.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring children's book about Matisse 26 Sep 2009
By Z Hayes - Published on Amazon.com
Ever since my preschooler discovered (with mom's help) the wonderful painters' series of books by Laurence Anholt, we've accumulated quite a collection! Anholt has done a great service through these books, making art accessible to young children in the most creative and vibrant manner. What is even more remarkable, is that these stories are actually based on real events in the artists' lives - Monet's encounter with a young girl in his garden, Van Gogh's friendship with a young boy despite the alienation he suffers, and this book is no different.

In "Matisse The King of Color", the friendship between Matisse and a young girl named Monique is explored. Monique initially meets the painter whilst he's convalescing from an illness, but later Monique goes away to enter service as a Dominican nun. However, the pair's paths cross again and this time Matisse gives Monique a very special gift that has lasted till this day - the construction of a chapel with stained glass masterpieces painted by the great artist himself. This is an inspiring story that conveys the lasting bonds of friendship, that attests to the creative and healing power of art.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Review of a wonderful children's book 25 Oct 2012
By kaysvilleman - Published on Amazon.com
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If you want to share with your child and/or grandchild the beauty of literature and art this book is a must.
5.0 out of 5 stars Just what I was looking for! 31 Aug 2013
By Mary Schinnerer - Published on Amazon.com
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This book about Henri Matisse is a great summary of this artist which I plan to share with my 5th grade students to help them become inspired to create their own paper cutout collages. It is well written with beautiful pictures, both of which captivate the interest of my students. So glad I found it since most of the other books about Matisse are written for the adult reader. This truly fits my needs.
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