Casa Azul: an encounter with Frida Kahlo

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Frida Kahlo's work comes to life--literally--in this magical realist novel, the latest addition to Watson-Guptill's acclaimed Art Encounters series. The story alternates between Kahlo's home in Mexico City, Casa Azul, and the journey of a teenage girl and her young brother, lost in the city. At the mystical Casa Azul, everything with a face talks--including Kahlo's pet monkey, her cat, portraits on the wall. Over the course of the book, the cover painting,Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird, transforms from a nightmarish vision of death into a life-affirming masterpiece. This dramatic story offers a vivid reimagining of the life and work of a woman as well known for her amazing life as for her amazing art. •Laban Hillis a National Book Award Finalist and recipient of the Parents Choice Gold Award • Frida Kahlo is one of the most popular artists among young people today-her art and her blazingly flamboyant style make her eternally up-to-date • Ties in to school curriculum in art and social studies
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Grouping Title casa azul an encounter with frida kahlo
Grouping Author hill laban carrick
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subject_facet Animals -- Fiction, Artists -- Fiction, Brothers and sisters -- Fiction, Electronic books, Kahlo, Frida -- Fiction, Mexico -- History -- 1910-1946 -- Fiction, Mexico -- History. -- 1910-1946. -- Fiction, Mexico City (Mexico) -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction, Rivera, Diego, -- 1886-1957 -- Fiction
title_display Casa Azul : an encounter with Frida Kahlo
title_full Casa Azul : an encounter with Frida Kahlo / Laban Carrick Hill
title_short Casa Azul :
title_sub an encounter with Frida Kahlo
topic_facet Animals, Artists, Brothers and sisters, History, Kahlo, Frida, Rivera, Diego