The Boy Who Bit Picasso

The Boy Who Bit Picasso

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This delighful children's book is a wonderful introduction to Picasso. It tells the true story of Antony Penrose - son of the photographer Lee Miller and the painter and writer Roland Penrose - and his childhood friendship with the great artist. Some sixty-five enchanting illustrations accompany the text, including Picasso's most appealing artworks, plus evocative archive photography by Lee Miller. An inspiring look at the creative practices of an artist, this is an illustrated book to enthral and inspire young art fans of four and over.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 48 pages
  • 170 x 230 x 15mm | 340g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 45 Illustrations, black and white; 22 Illustrations, color
  • 0500238731
  • 9780500238738
  • 158,435

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'An inspirational mini-memoir for children' - Harper's Bazaar 'A gem' - Observer 'The mutual admiration that the boy and the famous artist shared shines out from every page ... with the photographs evoking a truly touching intimacy' - Junior '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 '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 'Teachers who are involved with the creative side of the curriculum will appreciate it, that's for sure' - School Librarian
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About Antony Penrose

Antony Penrose is a British photographer. The son of Sir Roland Penrose and Lee Miller, he is director of the Lee Miller Archive and Penrose Collection at his parents' former home, Farley Farm House. He has published a number of books including two collections of his mother's photography, Lee Miller's War and The Lives of Lee Miller, and some children's books.
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153 ratings
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4 37% (57)
3 22% (34)
2 5% (8)
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