Katie and the British Artists

Katie and the British Artists

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Description

Join Katie as she steps into some of the most famous paintings in the world for an exciting art adventure!

Katie can't decide what she wants to be when she grows up. Perhaps a trip to the gallery will be an inspiration, as the characters in five famous paintings come to life! Will she be an explorer, a train driver, a horse rider or an artist . . . ?

'A wonderful way to engage children with art. A brilliant combination of education and storytelling' - Parents in Touch (Katie's Picture Show)

This art adventure features five famous British paintings:The Cornfield by Constable, Rain, Steam and Speed and The Fighting Temeraire by Turner, Whistlejacket by Stubbs, and The Painter's Daughters Chasing a Butterfly by Gainsborough.

Classic picture book character, Katie, has been delighting children for over 25 years. Why not collect all 13 titles in the series?
Katie's Picture Show
Katie and the Impressionists
Katie and the Mona Lisa
Katie and the Sunflowers
Katie and the Waterlily Pond
Katie and the Starry Night
Katie and the Spanish Princess
Katie and the Bathers
Katie in London
Katie's London Christmas
Katie in Scotland
Katie and the Dinosaurs
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 250 x 271 x 5mm | 178g
  • ORCHARD BOOKS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 140833190X
  • 9781408331903
  • 61,875

Review quote

A fantastic read with fabulous illustrations * Kid Around * The formula for Katie's entry into the world of each painting is never forced and the author manages to maintain a balance between pastiche ad personal visual language through a genuine empathy with the formal qualities of the paintings * Books For Keeps * The illustrations are mini-masterpieces and bring the story to life beautifully * Families (Bristol) * Katie is engaging, mischievous, adventurous and playful ... a great book to read aloud * The Bookbag * Appealing and imaginative mini-introduction to Art History * Bournemouth Daily Echo *
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About James Mayhew

James Mayhew studied at Maidstone College of Art and his first children's book, Katie's Picture Show was published in 1989. It's been firmly in print ever since, recognised universally as the original and best introduction to art for children. Many more titles have followed, and the series sells in museums and galleries all over the world, from the Met in New York, to the Uffizi in Florence, the Louvre in Paris and beyond. He is also the creator of the much-loved Ella Bella Ballerina series, and many other titles. Alongside his work in publishing, James has devised and performed in a hugely successful series of concerts for children, combining live classical music, storytelling and live art. From Peter and the Wolf, to Scheherazade, James has worked internationally with many different orchestras and musicians, creating illustrations in time to music. James grew up in Suffolk but now lives in Hertfordshire with his wife and small son.

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91 ratings
4.3 out of 5 stars
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