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The Boy Who Bit Picasso Hardcover – 9 Aug 2010

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Thames and Hudson Ltd; 01 edition (9 Aug. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0500238731
  • ISBN-13: 978-0500238738
  • Product Dimensions: 18.1 x 1.3 x 23.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 248,160 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'An inspirational mini-memoir for children' --Harper's Bazaar

'Just lovely'
--Western Morning News

'This charismatic little children's book serves as a super beginning point to introduce a youngster to Picasso .... stimulating and creative' --The American

'A rare glimpse into the personality of one of the most famous artists of the 20th century... fantastic' --British Museum Friends Magazine

'Handsome ... teachers who are involved with the creative side of the curriculum will appreciate it, that's for sure' --School Librarian

'Sweet ... casually introduces children to cubism and surrealism with bright, easy energy and enthusiasm. An unusual and original book for young children' --Easy Living

'Wonderful illustrations, quirky typography and a vibrant yellow cover contribute to this joyous and optimistic book. A must for children of all ages, whether grey haired or still of the biting variety'
--The Art Newspaper

'The mutual admiration that the boy and the famous artist shared shines out from every page of Anthony's book, with the photographs evoking a truly touching intimacy'
--Junior

'A charming and fascinating child's-eye view of Picasso'
--V&A Magazine

'Reveals a side to the 20th century's most famous artist that you won't have seen before, and that's what makes it so special' --RPS Journal

'Delightful ... What makes the book a success is the warmth with which the author describes Picasso and the way it celebrates its inventiveness'
--Black & White Photography

About the Author

Antony Penrose grew up surrounded by important artists and writers of the twentieth century. Today he runs Farley Farm House, his parents' former home in southern England, which houses works by surrealist and modern artists and is open to the public. He is the author of an adult book about his mother, Lee Miller. He lives in East Sussex, England.

--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


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