The Boy Who Bit Picasso

By Antony Penrose
(Abrams Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780810997288, 47pp.)

Publication Date: March 2011

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Tony was a boy with a special friend a world-famous artist by the name of Pablo Picasso. Tony and his parents entertained Picasso at their home inEngland, and they went to visit Picasso and his family inFrance, too.Tony, when a child, really did bite Picasso. And Picasso bit him back
Filled with information about Picasso and his art, this book offers readers a rare glimpse into Picasso's personal life and features more than sixty-five illustrations, including artworks by Picasso, photographs by Lee Miller, and specially commissioned drawings by contemporary children.
Grown-up Tony, the son of photographer Lee Miller and painter-writer Sir Roland Penrose, shares his childhood memories of his remarkable playmate in this one-of-a-kind story.
Praise for "The Boy Who Bit Picasso
." A sparkling illustrated memoir. It is a wonderfully engaging glimpse of the creative life, as viewed from child-height . "Wall Street Journal
It's a fascinating and highly personal vision of the artist. "Publishers Weekly
" This intimate, child s-eye view serves up a winning glimpse of the artist's personality and unparalleled creative breadth. "Kirkus Reviews" In this delightful volume, the author recounts growing up with Pablo Picasso as a family friend. Appropriate for the topic, the book is a work of art in itself, featuring brightly colored pages and stunning black-and-white photos. "School Library Journal.

About the Author
Antony Penrose is the son of Lee Miller and Roland Penrose and is director of the Lee Miller Archives and The Penrose Collection. His other booksinclude The Lives of Lee Miller, Lee Miller s War, and the acclaimed children s book, The Boy Who Bit Picasso.He lives in Sussex.
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