Rosa’s Animals (Hardcover)

The Story of Rosa Bonheur and Her Painting Menagerie

By Maryann Macdonald

Harry N. Abrams, 9781419728501, 64pp.

Publication Date: June 5, 2018

List Price: 21.99*
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About the Author

Maryann Macdonald is the author of 25 books for children. She lives in New York City.


Praise For Rosa’s Animals: The Story of Rosa Bonheur and Her Painting Menagerie

**STARRED REVIEW**
"An elegant, insightful portrait of an artist worth knowing."

— Kirkus Reviews

**STARRED REVIEW**
"Take note of this biography of an extraordinary painter"

— School Library Connection

"High-definition, full-page reproductions of her artwork, as well as supporting historical information about the era in which Bonheur lived, make this an accessible portrait of the artist."

— School Library Journal

"Macdonald pares Rosa’s biography down to accessible chapters, highlighting such interest-sparking details as the artist’s need for documented permission to dress as a man to attend horse fairs and the mid-century portrait dolls modeled after her that became something of a rage. Plentiful, generously scaled reproductions of Bonheur’s work and that of several contemporaries will lure in browsers, and discussion of the Impressionist movement that drove Realism from the field adds important context."

— The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"A historically rich chronicle of artist Rosa Bonheur’s life."

— Publishers Weekly