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Meeting Cezanne

Meeting Cezanne

From the author of War Horse comes a gentle, evocative story, set in the 1960s, of a young city boy's summer in rural Provence, the inspiration for many of Paul Czanne's paintings. Full color.

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ISBN 9780763648961
Barcode 9780763648961
Published 23 September 2013 by Candlewick Press,U.S
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Morpurgo, Michael
Illustrated by Place, Francois
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ISBN-13 9780763648961
ISBN-10 0763648965
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Candlewick Press,U.S
Imprint Candlewick Press,U.S.
Publication Date 23 September 2013
International Publication Date 8 October 2013
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Morpurgo, Michael
Illustrated by Place, Francois
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Historical Fiction
Number of Pages 80
Dimensions Width: 189mm
Height: 190mm
Spine: 12mm
Weight 268g
Interest Age Children
Reading Age Children
Library of Congress France, Family life, Artists, Families, Picasso, Pablo
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code 446788

Description of this Book

From the author of War Horse comes a gentle, evocative story of a young city boy's summer in 1960s rural Provence. When Yannick learns that he is to stay with his aunt Mathilde and her family in the South of France, he cannot believe his luck. He has rarely been out of Paris, and if the paintings in his mother's beloved Cezanne book are to be believed, surely Provence is paradise itself. So begins an idyllic month for the young city boy: roaming the gentle hills and rolling valleys and daydreaming about his beautiful cousin Amandine; helping at his aunt and uncle's bustling village inn; feeling that he has come to the most wonderful place in the world. But one evening the spell is broken when an important local comes for dinner and Yannick accidentally destroys a precious drawing the man leaves behind. How can the devastated Yannick make things right again -- and what surprising discoveries might come of it?

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Art lovers of all ages will find this charming read-aloud as delicious a treat as a serving of creme brulee.--Kirkus Reviews

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Author's Bio

Michael Morpurgo, the British Children's Laureate from 2003 to 2005 and the recipient of many awards, has written more than one hundred books, including Singing for Mrs. Pettigrew, illustrated by Peter Bailey; The Mozart Question, illustrated by Michael Foreman; and I Believe in Unicorns, illustrated by Gary Blythe. His hugely popular novel War Horse was made into both a critically acclaimed stage play and a highly successful film. Michael Morpurgo lives in Devon, England. Fran ois Place has illustrated many books, including Michael Morpurgo's War Horse. He lives in France.

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