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Katie: Katie and the Mona Lisa James Mayhew

Orchard Books
Paperback / softback 32 pages

231 x 131 x 4mm
1st Sep 1999
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Interest age: from c 5 years
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Five famous Italian Renaissance paintings come alive for Katie when she steps into the picture frames.What makes the Mona Lisa smile? Katie wants to find out so she climbs into the Leonardo Da Vinci painting. But the Mona Lisa is not really feeling very happy, so Katie tries to cheer her up . . . with disastrous results!Includes five masterpieces from five Italian Renaissance artists:Mona Lisa by Leonardo Da Vinci,An Angel in Red with a Lute by an associate of Leonardo,St George and the Dragon by Raphael,Primavera by Sandro Botticelli,The Lion of St Mark by Vittore Carpaccio


James Mayhew studied at Maidstone College of Art and his first children's book, Katie's Picture Show was published in 1989. It's been firmly in print ever since, recognised universally as the original and best introduction to art for children. Many more titles have followed, and the series sells in museums and galleries all over the world, from the Met in New York, to the Uffizi in Florence, the Louvre in Paris and beyond. He is also the creator of the much-loved Ella Bella Ballerina series, and many other titles. Alongside his work in publishing, James has devised and performed in a hugely successful series of concerts for children, combining live classical music, storytelling and live art. From Peter and the Wolf, to Scheherazade, James has worked internationally with many different orchestras and musicians, creating illustrations in time to music. James grew up in Suffolk but now lives in Hertfordshire.

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