Pocket Bios: Vincent van Gogh by Patricia Crete. PICTURE BOOK/NON-FICTION Roaring Brook Press, 2015. $15. 9781250168863
BUYING ADVISORY: EL (K-3), EL – ADVISABLE
AUDIENCE APPEAL: AVERAGE
When Vincent was little he loved to draw. As he grew older, he went to Paris with his uncle who was an art dealer, but Vincent didn’t love being an art dealer, so he became a preacher like his father. While Vincent was a preacher, he spoke out against horribly mining conditions and was fired, so he found a new career as an artist. While Vincent was alive his art wasn’t appreciated, regardless of his brother Theo’s efforts. Today, however, Vincent’s art is famous around the world.
How fun to read about a well-loved artist and how his art came to be. I love this little biography that shows the major life events of Vincent and the end includes people who influenced his life as well as a timeline. I think because these books are so little, readers will be drawn to them because of their cute size.
Reviewer, C. Peterson
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