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Henri Rousseau

Henri Rousseau

by Mike Venezia Illustrated by Mike Venezia

Though he never received any formal training, Henri Rousseau managed to create many masterpieces — works of art that showcase brilliant uses of color and dreamlike scenes.  Henri led a relatively quiet, ordinary life as a customs officer until his exposure to art.

Series Information

These books are without a doubt the definitive — and most entertaining — biographies of artists for young readers. Author/artist Mike Venezia provides hilarious, cartoon-style illustrations to complement his easy-to-read text and full-color reproductions of the masters' artwork. Now printed in a dozen different languages worldwide, and with more than two million copies of the English editions sold, these books have helped countless children around the world "get to know" the world's greatest artists!

Series Features

  • Perfect for art appreciation studies
  • Excellent preparation for a museum trip
  • Photo captions include where famous historical works of art can be viewed
Ages
8, 9, 10
Interest Level
Grades 3 - 5
Grade Level Equivalent
4.5
Lexile Measure
870L
DRA
38
Guided Reading
P
Publisher
Children's Press (CT)
Number of Pages
32
Genre
Biography and Autobiography

About the Author and Illustrator

Mike Venezia
Mike Venezia

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