Qty:1
  • List Price: $19.95
  • Save: $2.75 (14%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Good | Details
Sold by -Daily Deals-
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed.
Sell yours for a Gift Card
We'll buy it for $2.48
Learn More
Trade in now
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Lumpito and the Painter from Spain Library Binding – April 15, 2013


See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Library Binding
"Please retry"
$17.20
$12.98 $9.51
Take%20an%20Extra%2030%25%20Off%20Any%20Book

Special Offers and Product Promotions

  • Take an Extra 30% Off Any Book: Use promo code HOLIDAY30 at checkout to get an extra 30% off any book for a limited time. Excludes Kindle eBooks and Audible Audiobooks. Restrictions apply. Learn more.

  • Get a $100 Amazon.com Gift Card: Get the Discover it chrome card and get a $100.00 Amazon.com Gift Card* after your first purchase within 3 months. Learn more.

Frequently Bought Together

Lumpito and the Painter from Spain + Pretzel (Curious George) + How Dachshunds Came to Be: A Tall Tale About a Short Long Dog (Volume 1)
Price for all three: $35.76

Buy the selected items together

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Kindle FreeTime Unlimited
Free one month trial
Get unlimited access to thousands of kid-safe books, apps and videos, for one low price, with Amazon FreeTime Unlimited. Get started for free. Learn more

Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Kindergarten - 3
  • Lexile Measure: 620L (What's this?)
  • Library Binding: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Pajama Press; 1St Edition edition (April 15, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1927485002
  • ISBN-13: 978-1927485002
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 0.4 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #338,666 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

K-Gr 3-Inspired by photographer David Duncan's Picasso & Lump: A Dachshund's Odyssey (Bullfinch, 2006), this charming picture book chronicles the story of the unlikely friendship between Pablo Picasso and the photographer's pet. Duncan decides to have his dog accompany him on a trip to see the famous painter. Lump is happy to do so since the photographer also owns the aptly named "Big Dog" that torments and intimidates Lump daily. Upon arrival at Picasso's villa in the south of France, Lump immediately feels at ease and makes friends with Picasso's big, friendly dog and even with the goat that roams the grounds. Picasso finds the pup endearing and renames him "Lumpito." The canine and the painter become inseparable, and Duncan realizes that this is a much better home for his pet than he provides. The illustrations cover most of the page and are filled with color and exuberance. Particularly engaging are the expressions on Lump's face as he experiences a gamut of emotions: fear, caution, excitement, and joy. Many details that pay homage to Duncan's original photographs are included. The descriptive language would enhance ELA lessons, and art teachers could certainly find a place for the book in their curriculum. Younger children may find some background information about Picasso helpful, but this friendship story can stand on its own.-Sara-Jo Lupo Sites, George F. Johnson Memorial Library, Endicott, NYα(c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

From Booklist

Based on a true story, this fictionalized account of Lumpito, a dachshund so beloved by Picasso that he included the dog in several paintings, works fine as a history lesson—and even better as a dogs-are-adorable lesson. Lump lives in Rome with a photographer and another dog, who routinely bullies and scares the little dachshund. Finally, a stroke of luck: the photographer takes a trip to southern France and brings along Lump, and there they stay with jolly painter Pablo Picasso. For Lump, the countryside is a revelation. Picasso’s home has a playful dog, a friendly goat, plenty of grass, and Picasso himself lets Lump eat off his plate. Recognizing the dog’s happiness, the photographer suggests that Lump live there, and Picasso happily agrees. Solidly told without anthropomorphization, the straightforward text is elevated by Griffiths’ panoramic double-page watercolors, which heartrendingly depict Lump as a hesitant, tentative animal just waiting for an excuse to become a happy, optimistic pet. The review copy included no explanatory back matter; regardless, this is a successful, warmhearted outing. Grades K-3. --Daniel Kraus

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars
5 star
4
4 star
3
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 7 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By B. Miller on November 22, 2013
Format: Library Binding
Inspired by the true story, Lump (pronounced loomp) lives in Italy with his master, photographer David (David Douglas Duncan), and Big Dog. Lump and Big Dog are not the best of friends. In fact, Big Dog makes Lump’s life pretty so miserable, he sleeps with one eye open. He has to eat his food quickly in fear that Big Dog might take it away from him. Poor Lump!

One day, David has to go on assignment to photograph the famous painter, Pablo Picasso. And he takes little Lump with him. Lump is so glad to spend the day alone with his master, and away from Big Dog, he chases his tail in excitement.

As David’s car flies along the hilly landscape to the south of France, Lump’s ears “flapped in the breeze. He was happy as a lark.” Finally they come to the beautiful villa that belongs to the painter. The old painter bursts through the door to greet them, and he isn’t alone. Bounding toward him is another Big Dog. Lump stands his ground; he isn’t going to push around ever again.

But, surprise! The big dog – his name is Yan – wants to be friends! In fact, there are many surprises in store for Lump as he explores the villa with his newfound friend. And the biggest surprise is the great painter himself.

“Lumpito!” Picasso calls him, and if Lump had “been a cat, he would have purred.” It’s love at first sight for both of them.
Monica’s poetic narrative retells the story of a special friendship with sparse eloquence. Dean Griffith’s rich, vivid watercolors capture the luscious landscape, the bold personality of the painter, the soulful expression of Lumpito as he dodges Big Dog, and Lump’s sheer delight as he finds his new home. A gorgeous and rewarding tale of love, and a perfect read-aloud for a rainy – or any -- day!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kristy M. Ottinger on February 13, 2014
Format: Library Binding Verified Purchase
Lumpito was a real dog that took up with one of the world's greatest artists. Tells the story of how a little dog visited Picasso with its owner and refused to leave. Also shows how Picasso included Lumpito's image in several of his works. Kids will love this. Highly recommended by this art teacher for use in a unit on Picasso.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By greycap on June 20, 2014
Format: Library Binding
A wonderful book for owner's of the breed of any age. It tells a story of a little known side of a great man and his love for a dog he didn't even own, and the dog's devotion.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Tricia Hartley on May 26, 2014
Format: Library Binding Verified Purchase
Cute and different. Interesting to know that about Picasso. Good way to begin to introduce young children to art and artists.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?