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Ampersand Fall 2016 Dewey Diva Picks Children's Books

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Vincent's Starry Night and Other Stories
A Children's History of Art
By (author): Michael Bird Illustrated by: Kate Evans
9781780676159 Hardcover English Juvenile JUVENILE NONFICTION / Art / History Aug 23, 2016 Print Run: 7000
$42.95 CAD
Active 8.45 x 10.67 x 1.28 in 336 pages 200 color illustrations Laurence King Publishing
An enthralling journey through the story of world art, from early cave paintings right up to the present day. Discover artists and their art around the world, in 70 exciting and imaginative tales about artists and the way they created their work.

Written by educator and art historian Michael Bird, and beautifully illustrated by Kate Evans, the book also features reproductions of the famous artworks discussed, a comprehensive timeline of events, and extra feature spreads on places connected with art.

This is a beautiful and engaging introduction to art for any home or school library.

Michael Bird is a writer, art historian, and radio broadcaster. His books include100 Ideas that Changed Art (Laurence King, 2012) andThe St Ives Artists: A Biography of Place and Time (2008). He has also published many essays and articles, and lectures widely. He currently holds a Goodison Fellowship at the British Library, where he is researching the oral history of modern British art.

Kate Evans graduated from Falmouth College of Arts with a BA Hons Illustration in 2006. She is now a freelance illustrator with clients including HarperCollins, theGuardian, Macmillan Books,National Geographic, Transport for London, andV&A Magazine. She has had exhibitions in Bristol, Bath, London, and Stockholm. Kate lives and works in Bristol.

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