Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Other Sellers on Amazon
+ Free Shipping
Cezanne and the Apple Boy (Anholt's Artists) Hardcover – October 1, 2009
Frequently bought together
Customers who bought this item also bought
From School Library Journal
Grade 1–4—This addition to Anholt's series about famous artists features Paul Cézanne, the post-impressionist considered by some to be the father of cubism. It relates a fictional episode in the painter's life, a summer in which his son visits and (along with readers) comes to see his father's life as a struggling innovator. As luck would have it, it is this same summer that a visiting art dealer is taken with Cézanne's originality, thus marking the beginning of his success as a painter. The narrative flows naturally and deals with some difficult issues—the painter's phobia about being touched, his estrangement from his family, and the disregard for his efforts—in an age-appropriate and sensitive fashion, though attentive readers may find more questions than answers. Anholt's charming watercolor and pen illustrations re-create a time and place that will be unfamiliar to most readers and feature homages to Cézanne's most famous works. Most important, the title coveys the idea that artists are real people fulfilling a purpose that may not be understood in the context of their everyday lives.—Lisa Egly Lehmuller, St. Patrick's Catholic School, Charlotte, NC
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Part of the Anholt’s Artists series, this charming introduction to Paul Cézanne highlights the artist’s relationship with his son, who visits his father in southern France after a long separation. The intimate, sympathetic text shows the developing warmth between parent and child, while revealing Cézanne’s shyness, insecurities, and artistic motivations. An appended biography adds factual context to the fictional story. Evocative, realistic illustrations mix with reproductions of Cézanne works and, along with the young character, will draw kids into this enjoyable, informative portrayal of Cézanne as both a father and an influential artist. Grades 1-3. --Shelle Rosenfeld