Vincent’s Starry Night and Other Stories

bookFor anyone looking for a comprehensive guide to the history of art for children, this title will certainly fit the bill. Beginning with the “Lion-Man”, a prehistoric piece of sculpture dating back 40,000 years ago, found in a German cave, Michael Bird explores the history of art in story form right up to present day in an ambitious undertaking. Beautifully illustrated by Kate Evans with watercolor reprints from her Art Folio, Vincent’s Starry Night is a true work of art in itself. Its 336 pages ensure a thorough treatment, and it contains a timeline, list of artworks, glossary and index.It is recommended for children in grades 4 to 7.

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