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ISBN13: 9780439331180
ISBN10: 0439331188
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This long-awaited companion to Jonah Winter's acclaimed DIEGO feature the paintings of young Spanish artist, Ana Juan.  This stunning picture book is the perfect gift for art enthusiasts of all ages.

Cuando su madre la deja a cargo de sus cinco hermanas, su padre la enseña a utilizar los pinceles y a colorear. Cuando una enfermedad la hace guardar cama durante meses, Frida dibuja para no aburrise. Cuando un accidente en autobús la sume en el dolor, Frida expresa su tristeza y depresión en sus pinturas. Una y otra vez, durante toda su vida, Frida Kahlo utiliza el arte para expresar sus sentimientos. Jonah Winter y Ana Juan se asoman a la vida y la obra de esta gran pintora para ofrecerle un hermoso tributo con este maravilloso libro.

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When her mother was worn out from caring for her five sisters, Frida Kahlo's father gave her lessons in brushwork and color. When polio kept her bedridden for nine months, drawing saved her from boredom. When a bus accident left her in unimaginable agony, her paintings expressed her pain and depression--and eventually, her joys and triumphs. Full-color illustrations.

About the Author

Jonah Winter has written many exciting picture book biographies for children, with subjects that include Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, Barack Obama, and Dizzy Gillespie. He lives in Pittsburgh, PA.

Ana Juan illustrated FRIDA, Jonah Winter's picture book biography of Frida Kahlo, which was an ALA Notable Book and received an Americas Honor Award. She also received the Ezra Jack Keats award for THE NIGHT EATER, her first book as author-illustrator. She lives in Madrid, Spain.

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Martha Pitts, February 10, 2007 (view all comments by Martha Pitts)
Jonah Winter's picture book "Frida," ostensibly for children, has much to please and inspire both children and adults. Written in simple, straightforward prose that a child of three or four can understand, it briefly describes Mexican artist Frida Kahlo's childhood and early adulthood and her courage in dealing with a broken body after a disastrous accident. It emphasizes how her passion for painting saved her time and again from a life wasted in self-pity.

This is good in itself, but the amazing illustrations by Spanish illustrator Ana Juan make the book absolutely glow. Peppered with Mexican folk art motifs, childlike and surrealistic at the same time, the art is reminiscent of Frida Kahlo's own and strike one as being what the child Frida might have painted if she had already honed her artistic skills to the level of Frida Kahlo the adult. In short, it's a visually beautiful book with a good story that teaches the possibility of transcending tragedy and pain. I highly recommend it.

This version is in Spanish. The book is also available in English, but for anyone with a little Spanish, I would recommend the Spanish version as more fitting to the subect and tone.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780439331180
Author:
Juan, Ana
Author:
Juan, Ana
Publisher:
Arthur A. Levine Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Mexico
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Biography / Autobiography
Subject:
Art history
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Art
Subject:
Painters
Subject:
Kahlo, Frida
Subject:
Art
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
20020231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
Spanish
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
9.5 x 11 in
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
04-08

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"Synopsis" by , When her mother was worn out from caring for her five sisters, Frida Kahlo's father gave her lessons in brushwork and color. When polio kept her bedridden for nine months, drawing saved her from boredom. When a bus accident left her in unimaginable agony, her paintings expressed her pain and depression--and eventually, her joys and triumphs. Full-color illustrations.
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