Katie and the Bathers (Katie No. 1)
By: James Mayhew (author)Paperback
Make art an adventure for your child with classic picture book character, Katie! For over 25 years, Katie has stepped into the most famous and familiar paintings in the world for an exciting adventure. This latest edition of a classic really is the best way to introduce children to a lifetime love of art. Katie leaps through the frames of five famous paintings by George Seurat, Camille Pissarro and Paul Signac! Why not collect all 13 titles in the Katie series. On a hot, sunny day, a painting of some bathers in a cool river proves too tempting for Katie, and so she dives straight into the picture! But Katie doesn't just cause a splash - she causes a flood! Paddling with new friends might be fun, but how will Katie stop the water pouring into the gallery? A wonderful introduction and explanation of the Pointillist art style, featuring five masterpieces from three famous artists: Bathers at Asnieres by Georges Seurat Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte by Georges Seurat Port of Honfleur by Georges Seurat Woman Hanging up the Washing by Camille Pissarro Portrait of Felix Feneon by Paul Signac
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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