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Book Title: Katie and the Mona Lisa|
The author of the book: James Mayhew
Edition: Orchard Books
Date of issue: September 23rd 1999
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 28.60 MB
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ISBN 13: 9781860397066
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Reader ratings: 5.2
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What a delightful book! Katie visits the art museum and is captivated by the painting of the Mona Lisa. To Katie's surprise when she asks, "I wish I knew what is making you smile" she receives a reply and an invitation to come inside the painting. She climbs over the frame and into a fantastic adventure and misadventure that has them hopping from painting to painting meeting the people in those paintings in search of happiness for the Mona Lisa. It is a great deal of fun, even when all the people of the paintings become upset with them.
This would be a great jumping off point for an introduction to art for children. I wonder if you can still print off notebook size color reproductions. I used to hang them on the wall so we could enjoy them every day, then put them in a folder for future reference. The site I remember using was Artchive. Sometimes the paintings are displayed on the holding museum's website tour. That information can be found in the back of this book. I can't wait to look at the other books in this series.
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Read information about the authorBorn in Stamford, Lincolnshire in1964, James Mayhew grew up in the Dickensian village of Blundeston in Suffolk. After completing a Foundation Course at Lowestoft College, he studied illustration at Maidstone College of Art, graduating in 1987 with First Class honours. His first book for children was Katie's Pictures Show, (Orchard Books 1989) establishing the long running series about a child's adventures in an art gallery. Many of his books have a cultural agenda and James is passionate about introducing children to art, music, opera, ballet and traditional tales.
He has published over 60 books, and illustrated and written for many other colleagues including Philippa Pearce, Martin Waddell and Jackie Morris.
As a storyteller he has devised and performed a series of sell-out concerts for children with the de Havilland Philharmonic Orchestra, and has participated in prom performances at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
He has also created designs and illustrations for the Kirov Mariinsky Opera of St Petersburg and in 1994 won the New York Times award for one of the ten best illustrated books on the year (The Boy and The Cloth of Dreams).
He has made regular appearances at the National Galleries in Edinburgh and London and visits many schools, and arts and literary festivals.
James is a member of the Art Worker's Guild and the Society of Authors.
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