The Story of Paintings (Hardcover)

A History of Art for Children

By Mick Manning, Brita Granstrom (Illustrator)

Sterling Children's Books, 9781454927020, 88pp.

Publication Date: September 5, 2017



From prehistoric cave art to graffiti, this beautiful compendium introduces children to the world of paintings.
Get ready to feast your eyes on an exhibition of fantastic art Kids can time-travel through the centuries and learn all about 39 paintings, from a galloping horse drawn in the Lascaux Caves during the Stone Age, to Botticelli's The Birth of Venus and Velzquez's Las Meninas, to masterpieces by Dal-, Picasso, Kahlo, and Basquiat. Each spread showcases a different painting, along with a profile of the artist, kid-friendly cartoons, and fun prompts that encourage children to ask questions (like, "What do you think Mona Lisa is smiling about?") and spot details in each work.

About the Author

Mick Manning and Brita Granstrm have collaborated on several picture books, including Cock-a-Doodle-Hooooooo! (Good Books), What Mr. Darwin Saw (Frances Lincoln), The Secrets of Stonehenge (Frances Lincoln), and The Brontes: Children of the Moors (Franklin Watts). Their backlist includes books endorsed by and made in collaboration with The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Bletchley Park Museum, the Natural History Museum, and English Heritage. They are also the creators of "Max and Kate," a long-running story for Ladybug magazine. They live in the United Kingdom.