Famous Artist & Composer Books

Introduce your child to art and music with a book written especially for them.

These charming books were written especially for children to introduce a famous artist or composer. Combine the book with one of our wonderful Artist and Composer Dolls for hours of enjoyment.

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Hardcover Books
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Van Gogh
written and illustrated by
Laurence Anholt 

Venezia describes Van Gogh’s tragic life with compassion and understanding of his moods and feelings as he explains the dark, sad paintings of the poor hungry potato farmers, and later the bright, colorful scenes in Arles. Sprinkled throughout are comics and humor.

Price: $15.99

Cezanne and the Apple Boy
written and illustrated by
Laurence Anholt 

This is really a story of father and son. Cezanne, who had not seen his young son for a long time, invites him on a painting expedition where they become fast friends.

Price: $14.99

Degas and the Little Dancer 

written and illustrated by
Laurence Anholt

The author tells the true story of a little ballerina who became the model for Degas’s sculpture “The Little Dancer.”

Price: $16.99
 

Leonardo and the Flying Boy

written and illustrated by
Laurence Anholt

Laurence Anholt tells the true story of a mischievous, untalented, little boy of ten who became an apprentice to Da Vinci and stayed with him until his death.
Price: $16.99

Matisse, The King of Color 

written and illustrated by
Laurence Anholt

This is the true story of a young friend of Matisse who became a nun. Together they create the window in the chapel at Vence. Anholt complements the story with his own wonderful drawings.

Price: $14.99

Picasso and the Girl with a Pony Tail 

written and illustrated by
Laurence Anholt

Laurence Anholt tells the true story of a girl who modeled for Picasso and later grew up to be a well known artist herself. A photo of the girl with Picasso is in the back of the book.

Price: $14.99

The Magical Garden of Claude Monet 

written and illustrated by
Laurence Anholt

A true story about a little girl by Laurence Anholt. Monet and the little girls mother were friends. The families were also connected through the arts.

Price: $16.99

 

Softcover Books
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Degas and the Little Dancer 

written and illustrated by
Laurence Anholt

The author tells the true story of a little ballerina who became the model for Degas’s sculpture “The Little Dancer.”

Price: $8.99

The Magical Garden of Claude Monet 

written and illustrated by
Laurence Anholt

A true story about a little girl by Laurence Anholt. Monet and the little girls mother were friends. The families were also connected through the arts.

Price: $8.99

Camille and the Sunflowers 

written and illustrated by
Laurence Anholt

Laurence Anholt’s story is based on two real life people, the postman and his son, Camille, who became models for Van Gogh in Arles,

Price: $8.99

Leonardo and the Flying Boy 

written and illustrated by
Laurence Anholt

Laurence Anholt tells the true story of a mischievous, untalented,  little boy of ten who became an apprentice to Da Vinci and stayed with him until his death.

Price: $8.99

Picasso and the Girl with a Pony Tail 

written and illustrated by
Laurence Anholt

Laurence Anholt tells the true story of a girl who modeled for Picasso and later grew up to be a well known artist herself. A photo of the girl with Picasso is in the back of the book.

Price: $8.99

Leonardo da Vinci 

written and illustrated by
Mike Venezia

Venezia tells the story of Leonardo’s life and career with reproductions of his drawings, his inventions and his paintings. Cartoons add life and fun to the story and make the artist more human.

Price: $6.95

Picasso 

written and illustrated by
Mike Venezia

Mike Venezia believes the best way to introduce children to art and artists is through fun and through seeing artists as real people. He sprinkles cartoons and fun situations throughout his books, along with reproductions of the art work of the famous artist he is writing about. In introducing Picasso he includes his life story and the stages of his work, including the Rose period, Cubism and his most famous work, Guernica.

Price: $6.95

Van Gogh 

written and illustrated by
Mike Venezia

Venezia describes Van Gogh’s tragic life with compassion and understanding of his moods and feelings as he explains the dark, sad paintings of the poor hungry potato farmers, and later the bright, colorful scenes in Arles. Sprinkled throughout are comics and humor.

Price: $6.95

George Gershwin 

written and illustrated by
Mike Venezia

A delightful overview of Gershwin’s life, his most famous music and photos of movie stars such as Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers playing in movies featuring his music. Filled with comics the book is easy reading for children.

Price: $6.95

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 

written and illustrated by
Mike Venezia

Illustrated with photographs, paintings and cartoons, Venezia describes the life and feelings of Mozart. He also describes his music and why it is famous. How the music of his operas give the audience such a clear understanding of the characters that sing the parts.

Price: $6.95

Johann Sebastian Bach 

written and illustrated by
Mike Venezia

An accurate picture of the life of Bach, his triumphs in music and the sad events in his life. Comics are interspersed with reproductions of Bach’s written music, his portrait and paintings of his family. He had several wives and 17 children.

Price: $6.95

Frederick Chopin 

written and illustrated by
Mike Venezia

History is part of Chopin’s life story as the revolution in Poland and Russia affect his life. One of the world’s greatest composers of piano music this book would be a great addition to the library of a music student. Cartoons make the reading fun and easy.

Price: $6.95

Frida Kahlo 

written and illustrated by
Mike Venezia

Venezia tells the story of Frida Kahlo’s life, including the history of the revolution in Mexico. Kahlo painted her real feeling in a way that had never been done before. Her Mexican colors and images reflect her love of her country. The story shows her determination to enjoy her life despite ill heath and much pain.

Price: $6.95
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