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Description - Anna's Art Adventure by Bjorn Sortland

A Red Dress Leads Anna Into The Fascinating World Of Modern Art; Uncle Harold has said that Anna must be good and keep up while he shows some people around the art museum where he works. Unfortunately, Anna has a problem - because when you've got to go, you've got to go. Her search for a bathroom takes her on a fantastic adventure through twentieth century art. By the time she finally reaches her destination, the situation is getting desperate - and the toilet is not at all what she expected! This beautifully illustrated book is an ideal introduction to paintings and artists. Full of imagination, irreverence and fun. It will be perfect preparation for classes visiting an art gallery.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781575053769
ISBN-10: 1575053764
Format: Hardback
(198mm x 129mm x 13mm)
Pages: 39
Imprint: Lerner Publishing Group
Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
Publish Date: 15-Jun-2001
Country of Publication: United States

Book Reviews - Anna's Art Adventure by Bjorn Sortland

US Kirkus Review » A lively entry similar to Linnea in Monet's Garden (1987) and its ilk. Anna's trip to the museum turns out to be much more entertaining than her Uncle Henry's erudite guided tour of the an. Donning a mysterious red dress puts Anna into the paintings for chats with Rembrandt, Picasso, Warhol, and other painters about their art. In spite of this major artistic opportunity, Anna's main concern is locating the bathroon. When she finally encounters Duchamp's Fountain, she's disappointed to find that it is a rusty old urinal. In frustration, she pulls off the red dress, an act that returns her to Uncle Harry's tour and the realm of real bathrooms. Although Sortland includes brief biographies of the artists mentioned (which Elling draws in funny, recognizable caricature), this is a merry tale for classes heading to a museum, to use alongside more in-depth introductions to the experience. (Kirkus Reviews)


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Author Biography - Bjorn Sortland

Bjorn Sortland is from Norway, and has won several literary competitions and awards for his novels Heavenly Kiss (Norway's Youth Book Prize) and the sequel Love Light (Norway's Ministry of Culture's Literary Award). His books have been translated into many languages. Lars Elling is also Norwegian. He has illustrated many books, among them The Faithful Bull by Ernest Hemingway, and has won several awards.