Katie and the British Artists (Katie 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 favourite British artists! Why not collect all 13 titles in the Katie series. Katie just can't decide what she wants to be when she grows up. Perhaps a trip to the gallery with Grandma will help ...Might the characters in five famous paintings by world-renowned British artists give her some ideas? Learn all about these favourite British artists as Katie explores five fabulous masterpieces: The Cornfield by Constable Rain, Steam and Speed by Turner Whistlejacket by Stubbs The Painter's Daughters Chasing a Butterfly by Gainsborough The Fighting Temeraire by Turner
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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