Suzette and the Puppy
A Story About Mary Cassatt
By (author) Joan Sweeney
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Suzette and the Puppy by Joan Sweeney
Book DescriptionLittle Suzette and her nursemaid enjoy daily walks in the handsome park near their home. Often, they see a tall, elegant lady strolling in the park with her tiny puppy. Then, a comical incident transforms Suzette and the puppy into friends. The time and place of this gentle story is Paris in the 1870s, when many fine artists were creating the exciting approach to painting called Impressionism. As it happens, little Suzette's Uncle Edgar is one of those artists. He is the famous Edgar Degas. One day, Uncle Edgar sends an artist to paint Suzette's picture. Imagine Suzette's surprise, when the artist turns out to be the tall lady from the park! And imagine Suzette's delight when the little puppy comes with her! The result of this enchanting meeting lives on to this day in an art masterpiece. For the woman was the major American artist, Mary Cassatt. Her painting of Suzette and the little dog, known as The Little Girl in the Blue Armchair, now hangs in the National Gallery of Art, in Washington, D.C. Among this book's many beautiful full-color illustrations is a reproduction of the story's painting.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780764152948
(270mm x 190mm x 9mm)
Imprint: Barron's Educational Series Inc.,U.S.
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
Publish Date: 26-Jan-2001
Country of Publication: United States
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