A Children's History of Art
By Michael Bird
Illustrated by Kate Evans
An enthralling journey through 40,000 years of art, from prehistoric cave paintings right up to the present day. Discover artists and their art around the world, in exciting and imaginative tales about artists and the way they created their work.
Written by educator and art historian Michael Bird, and illustrated by Kate Evans, the book also features reproductions of the famous artworks discussed, a comprehensive timeline of events, and extra feature spreads on places connected with art.
This is a beautiful and engaging introduction to art for any home or school library.
Age Range: 8 to 12 years
Hardcover with jacket, 336 pages, 200 illustrations
Dimensions: 8 1/2 x 10 3/4 x 1 1/8 inches
"One of the best children's non-fiction books I've read for years, this fantastic story collection explores the lives of some of the world's most famous artists, and the developments that influenced them ... The variety is brilliant, looking at key people from 40000 BC until the present day. The stories are by turns exciting, intriguing, emotional and mysterious ... Meticulously well-researched and utterly delightful." - Jennifer Bell, Sunday Best Children's Book of the Week