Camille y los girasoles: un cuento sobre Vincent van Gogh

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Lectorum Publications, 1996 - Antiques & Collectibles - 28 pages
Camille y los Girasoles, libro ilustrado a todo color por el propio autor, está basado en un episodio real de la vida del genial pintor Vincent Van Gogh. Algunas de las ilustraciones de este volumen -especialmente dirigido a niños que aman el arte o que disfrutan con una bonita historia- son reproducciones de las obras de este artista holandés.
Camille y los Girasoles narra la amistad entre un pintor que nunca conoció la fama y un niño, Camille, al que el artista le demuestra cariño y agradecimiento retratándolo junto a toda su familia. Al lado de estos retratos, aparece el cuadro de los famosos girasoles, las flores que Camille le regaló al pintor, y que supuso una de las catorce obras pictóricas más importantes de la historia. Gracias a ella, y solo después de su muerte, el rechazo a Vincent Van Gogh -que durante su vida sólo vendió un cuadro y fue a su hermano- se convirtió en verdadera admiración.

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Loved how several of Van Gogh's paintings made appearances. An holt sometimes showed small reproductions of Van Gogh's work, but also sometimes slyly set the scene inside one of the paintings. My students enjoyed spotting thm. Read full review

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True story about the artist Van Gouh. A young boy just moved to a town where the sunflowers are as high as the sky. He met a man with a yellow bierd and became friends with him. It turns out that the old man is famous Vincent Van Gough Read full review

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About the author (1996)

Laurence Anholt spent his early childhood in Holland where he developed a passion for Art. Before he attended school for his passion, Anholt worked as a Hotel-Night-Receptionist, a Carpenter, a Schoolteacher and an Art Lecturer, among various other odd jobs. Anholt studied painting for eight years and earned a Master's Degree from the Royal Academy of Art in London. He met his wife and partner Catherine at the Falmouth School of Art in Cornwall. The first books the husband and wife team published were about a small pig called Truffles, in 1983 for their oldest daughter, Claire. Laurence writes all of their books and Catherine has illustrated about half of them. Laurence also illustrates his own books, in particular the bestselling series about great artists. Their work has won many awards, including the Nestlé Smarties Gold Award, the Kids' Club Network Award, the Right Start Toy and Book Award three times, the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award twice, the English Association Four to Eleven Awards twice, the US Children's Media Award and the CCBC Choices 2001 twice. They have over 70 children's titles in print. Anholt is also a public speaker and has made appearances at the European Council of International Schools Conference, The UK's Northern Children's Book Festival, the Cheltenham Festival, the Edinburgh Festival and the Hay-on-Wye Festival. He also helped to judge the prestigious Nestlé Smarties Award.

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