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Casa Azul: An Encounter with Frida Kahlo

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Publisher Comments:

Frida Kahlo's work comes to life—literally—in this magical realist novel, the latest addition to Watson-Guptill's acclaimed Art Encounters series. The story alternates between Kahlo's home in Mexico City, Casa Azul, and the journey of a teenage girl and her young brother, lost in the city. At the mystical Casa Azul, everything with a face talks—including Kahlo's pet monkey, her cat, portraits on the wall. Over the course of the book, the cover painting, Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird, transforms from a nightmarish vision of death into a life-affirming masterpiece. This dramatic story offers a vivid reimagining of the life and work of a woman as well known for her amazing life as for her amazing art.

Laban Hill is a National Book Award Finalist and recipient of the Parents Choice Gold Award

• Frida Kahlo is one of the most popular artists among young people today-her art and her blazingly flamboyant style make her eternally up-to-date

• Ties in to school curriculum in art and social studies

Synopsis:

The author brings Frida Kahlo's compelling paintings to life, introducing young readers to her home in Mexico City and the often painful life circumstances that fueled her work.

About the Author

\Laban Carrick Hill is the author of the award-winning Harlem Stomp! (0-3168-1411-3), a history of the Harlem Renaissance that Publishers Weekly called "compelling." He has also written Xtreme Mysteries and many other books for young adults. He lives in Burlington, Vermont.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307875037
Subtitle:
An Encounter with Frida Kahlo
Publisher:
Watson-Guptill
Author:
Hill, Laban Carrick
Author:
Laban Carrick Hill
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : Art (painting sculpture artists archit
Subject:
Art/Architecture
Subject:
Art (painting sculpture artists architecture etc.)
Subject:
Animals
Subject:
Artists
Subject:
Brothers and sisters
Subject:
Children s Art-General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-General
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : Art & Architecture
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20050701
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
160

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