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Frida Kahlo: The Artist who Painted Herself

A little girl named Frieda has been assigned a project on an artist — and she's delighted to discover one who shares her name, Frida Kahlo! Told in the form of Frieda's assignment, including her jotted notes with interesting asides, this book introduces the groundbreaking painter's childhood; the illnesses and injuries that both inspired her to pick up a paintbrush and tormented her with chronic pain; her husband, Diego Rivera, and their tumultuous relationship; and her unique artistic point of view.

Through original artwork by the renowned artist Tomie dePaola — a longtime aficionado of Frida Kahlo's work — as well as beautiful reproductions of Kahlo's paintings, this latest Smart About book explores the creative, imaginative world of Mexico's most celebrated female artist.

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"This picture-book biography is a good way to introduce youngsters to this avant-garde Mexican painter. Told from the viewpoint of a girl who is doing a report on the famous artist, Kahlo's story is clear, concise, and accessible." — School Library Journal

Product Details

Recommended Age 6 - 11
Author Margaret Frith
Illustrator Tomie dePaola
ISBN 0448426773
Publication Date Aug 11, 2003
Publisher Grosset & Dunlap
Language English