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Author Molly Blaisdell transports young readers to the city of Amsterdam in the 1650s. It is a time when world-renowned artist Rembrandt van Rijn is at the height of fame among his patrons—and when his young son Titus longs to imitate his father and become a great painter. At first, Rembrandt rebuffs Titus’s attempts at drawing, telling the boy he is too young to learn art. But gradually, the master painter is won over by his son’s enthusiasm and persistence, and he begins to teach a very happy Titus the basic techniques of drawing from life. Here is a warmhearted story for children, with illustrations that capture the atmosphere of seventeenth-century Holland and suggest some of the genius that radiates from Rembrandt’s own magnificent paintings. (Ages 4–8)
About The Authors:
Molly Blaisdell is a freelance writer who has published many articles and books for the children’s educational market. She lives with her husband Tim and their four children in Woodinville, Washington. This is her first picture book.
Nancy Lane is a freelance illustrator and creator of artwork that ranges from community murals, logos, and courtroom drawings to licensed T-shirt designs, and children’s books. She is also the illustrator of the children’s book, Renior and the Boy with the Long Hair, published by Barron’s.
Hardcover w/jacket / 32 Pages / 7 7/16 x 10 5/8 / 2008