van Gogh and the Sunflowers (Anholt’s Artists Books for Children)
I don’t think many people would agree that Vincent van Gogh is exactly the most friendly individual of his time. It’s speculative to what led him to his final days, a tragic story. Here is a little story contorted in pure fabrication for kids to get a feel and appreciation for the master artist. Add a few elements of child curiosity and a day in the life of Vincent van Gogh where he meets a young child and you begin to see the world of Vincent van Gogh through an innocent perspective. Laurence Anholt the author of this book series, has other books where kids meet other artists in history such as Monet, Degas, Picasso, and Leonardo .
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.