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eBook van Gogh and the Sunflowers (Anholt's Artists Books For Children) ePub

by Laurence Anholt

  • ISBN: 0764138545
  • Category: Arts Music and Photography
  • Subcategory: For Children
  • Author: Laurence Anholt
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: B.E.S. Publishing (October 1, 2007)
  • Pages: 32
  • ePub book: 1897 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1719 kb
  • Other: azw rtf mbr docx
  • Rating: 4.7
  • Votes: 967


Young Camille befriends a strange visitor to his small town, and one day he brings this man a gift of bright, beautiful sunflowers. The man is the artist Vincent van Gogh, and the sunflowers quickly become the subject of a magnificent painting. This is a title in Barron's Anholt's Artists Books for Children series, in which author and illustrator Laurence Anholt recalls memorable and sometimes amusing moments when the lives of the artists were touched by children. Anholt's fine illustrations appear on every page and include reproductions of works by the artists.


Helo Helo
This is a wonderful series and I love this wonderfully illustrated story of Van Gogh's time in Arles, France. The story tells of him moving in to the "yellow house" and being inspired by the colors in southern France. There are many easily recognizable works by Van Gogh in this story. But it also talks about how the town's people felt that Vincent and his paintings didn't fit in with their town. At one point in the story, the kids throw rocks at Vincent and his friend Camille. Camille's father does explain to Camille that "people often laugh at things that are different, but I've got a feeling that one day they will learn to love Vincent's paintings." Eventually Vincent is forced to leave the town but he gives Camille one of his paintings of the sunflowers. *** My caution does not come from the story itself but a book note that is printed on the last page of the story (not even on a book jacket that you can take off and put away). It explains how Vincent later becomes depressed and cuts off one of his ears. It also explains that even after seeking the help of a doctor that he commits suicide by shooting himself with a pistol. This is a tough fact for me to reconcile sharing with the age group that this book is intended for. You of course can choose not to read it to your child (or children if sharing with a class), however any curious early reader is sure to take notice of this information since it is simply printed on the last illustrated page of the story. Just be prepared and have an explanation for this information if you don't have the chance to censor the last page of the book.
Ohatollia Ohatollia
I was looking for books about painters to add to our library's collection. I picked this one, as well as another one from the same author, with the title "Van Gogh and the Sunflowers". The covers are different, the titles are different, so I was really surprised and upset when I realized that they were actually the same books, same illustrations, same texts, but only two different titles. It is really not nice to trick the client like this.
Apart from this, it is a very nice book.
Andriodtargeted Andriodtargeted
If you are an elementary school art teacher, you NEED this book in your classroom library. Great story about Vincent Van Gogh that shows his struggles in life but with a good moral lesson. The illustrations as awesome and incorporate so much of Van Gogh's personal work. It mentions "Starry Night" but the main focus is on his "Sunflowers" painting. My kids love this book and I'm happy to finally have my own copy!
Xava Xava
Our 5 year old granddaughter is an artist <3 We have purchased 3 of this series and after reading each one -she ran over to the table and began painting/drawing... inspiring to learn of the artist's life and character as well as how (especially Van Gough) they were not appreciated initially. It is especially cool that the artist's work is background on every page!
September September
Loooooved it!!! My 7 year old niece was captivated and I was inspired by this simple and sweet telling of Van Gogh’s melancholy life. It made his not particularly interesting room paintings take on a whole new meaning. We are inspired to go see his museum now. Well done Laurence Anholt!
Nnulam Nnulam
This simple little fictional story is a lovely way to introduce young children to the wonderful world of art. I like that the author has inserted a child into the story to interact with the artist. The illustrations are colorful and inviting. My 5 year old granddaughter loves Vincent Van Gogh and wanted a book about him. This book has been a gentle way to introduce her to an artist, who struggled to be accepted in life, and ultimately conquered with his art. The book showcases a few of Van Gogh's masterpieces (photographs) inserted along throughout the storyline. I liked this book so much I have ordered additional books by this author, about other artists.
Binar Binar
Nothing wrong with this book, but beware that it is the SAME book as "Camille and the Sunflowers." Different title, different cover, but SAME book. I ordered both thinking they were different books.
You feel a great deal of sympathy for this artist after reading this book - miss-understood, under-appreciated, and alone, you can see why his life and art tended to be rather depressing, although this story doesn't really dwell on tragedy. It is a fantastic introduction for a child to the man behind the art.

The illustrations, although never pretending to re-create the actual paintings van Gogh was so famous for, several times presented landscapes or backgrounds that those familiar with his art would recognize. I thought that was a nice touch and might spark some additional interest in children if a parent/teacher points it out to them (or they discover it on their own).

I'll be checking out more of this series!