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    Matisse: The King of Color (Anholt's Artists Books for Children Series) (Hardback) By (author) Laurence Anholt

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    DescriptionWhen Monique, a young visiting nurse, steps into the home of an elderly patient, she finds herself in rooms filled with the most vivid color she has ever seen. Her patient is the artist Henri Matisse, and as Matisse recovers from his illness, he and Monique become good friends. Later, Monique enters a convent where she becomes a nursing nunaand by happy coincidence, she meets Matisse once again. Her religious order is so poor that they donat have a chapel of their own, but Matisse decides that with Moniqueas help, he can remedy that situation. He develops a sketch drawn by Monique into a brilliant set of stained-glass chapel windows, and then uses his influence to raise enough money for the chapelas construction. This true account of Matisse and the chapel at Vence, in southern France, is the main focus of Laurence Anholtas newest delightful childrenas story. Anholtas illustrations faithfully reproduce many of Matisseas wonderful artworks in this beautiful storybook.

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    Matisse: The King of Color
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Laurence Anholt
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 28
    Width: 232 mm
    Height: 292 mm
    Thickness: 12 mm
    Weight: 358 g
    ISBN 13: 9780764160479
    ISBN 10: 0764160478

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y4.1
    BIC subject category V2: YNA
    BIC E4L: ART
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    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    DC22: B
    BIC subject category V2: YQA
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/20CNTY
    B&T Book Type: EF
    DC21: 759.4
    BISAC V2.8: JUV030050
    B&T General Subject: 213
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    Ingram Subject Code: C4
    Libri: I-C4
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    B&T Approval Code: X01860000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 17
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    BISAC V2.8: JUV016040
    DC22: 759.4
    BISAC V2.8: JNF007010
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    BISAC V2.8: JNF006050, JNF006040
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    LC classification: N6853.M33 A63 2007
    Thema V1.0: YNA, YNM
    Barron's Educational Series
    Imprint name
    Barron's Educational Series Inc.,U.S.
    Publication date
    01 October 2007
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review quote
    "The bright and cheerful illustrations draw heavily on Matisse's drawings, paintings, and collages. Facts about the artist's life and style are also skillfully woven into the story and illustrations. Whether in an art-themed storytime or one-on-one sharing, readers will find this book uplifting." --"School Library Journal," February 2008
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    (back cover) When Monique, a young visiting nurse, steps into the home of an elderly patient, she finds herself in rooms filled with the most vivid colors she has ever seen. Her patient is the artist Henri Matisse, one of the greatest colorists in the history of art. Though they become friends, life's circumstances send them each in different directions until they meet again several years later. It is this second encounter that inspires them to begin an extraordinary and creative project. The result is the dazzling Matisse Chapel that stands today in southern France--the artist's final masterpiece. " Matisse the King of Color " is one more title in author and illustrator Laurence Anholt's series of stories about world famous artists and the young people who knew them. In each of these books Anholt's fine illustrations include copies of works by the featured artist. Anholt's Artists titles available from Barron's Degas and the Little Dancer Leonardo and the Flying Boy Matisse the King of Color The Magical Garden of Claude Monet Picasso and the Girl with a Ponytail van Gogh and the Sunflowers