Almost Famous Daisy!

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Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 1996 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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"Grand Painting Competition" announces the poster, and Daisy, a budding artist, decides to enter a picture of her favorite things. She sets off around the world, traveling in the footsteps of great artists such as Van Gogh, Monet, and Gauguin in search of inspiration.

This entertaining story introduces children to key works by five artists, showing each painter's style and the place where he worked, as a superb introduction to some of the greatest painters in history.

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User Review  - MaryEttaJ - LibraryThing

This book was about Daisy and her dog Duggie traveling the world to find out her favorite things for a painting competition. As she travels she finds out she needs something more exotic. At the end ... Read full review

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User Review  - achatela - LibraryThing

Almost Famous Daisy is a story about a little girl name Daisy. Daisy wants to enter a Famous Painting Competition, in which she has to paint her favorite things. Her only problem is she's not sure ... Read full review

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About the author (1996)

Artist and children's author Richard Kidd was born in Newcastle upon Tyne, England in 1952. He received a degree in fine art from Newcastle University in 1974. His abstract landscape paintings have been exhibited in numerous galleries including the Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco, Rio de Janeiro, and Zurich, the Liverpool Museum, and the Rowan and Serpentine galleries in London. He also wrote numerous children's books including Almost Famous Daisy, Monsieur Thermidor: A Fantastic Fishy Tale, The Giant Goldfish Robbery, and The Tiger Bone Thief. He drowned at Bataan's Dunsulan Falls on July 19, 2008 at the age of 56.

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