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 Vincent can't sleep : Van Gogh paints the night sky
 Author: Rosenstock, Barb

 Publisher:  Knopf (2017)

 Dewey: 759.949
 Classification: Biography
 Physical Description: [34] p., col. ill., 28 cm

 BTSB No: 765140 ISBN: 9781101937105
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

 Subjects:
 Gogh, Vincent van, -- 1853-1890
 Painters

Price: $21.58

Summary:
A picture-book biography of Vincent van Gogh and his paintings, including his most famous, The Starry Night.

 Illustrator: Grandpre, Mary
Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 3.50
   Points: .5   Quiz: 193126
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: 3-5
   Reading Level: 4.20
   Points: 3.0   Quiz: 72634

Reviews:
   Kirkus Reviews (+) (08/15/17)
   School Library Journal (09/01/17)
   Booklist (+) (10/15/17)
 The Hornbook (00/11/17)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 09/01/2017 K-Gr 2—Long before Vincent van Gogh became a famous painter, he was young boy who couldn't sleep. He dreamt restlessly of escaping the confines of his life in boarding schools and bustling business centers, eagerly searching to find his passion and bring light to a harsh and unforgiving world. As a child, he wandered under the shimmering skies of his hometown, nestling in gardens and meadows and observing the intensity of the night sky. As a student, van Gogh was bored with his schoolwork and spent most of his time reading, writing, and dreaming alone. As an adult, he called himself an artist and set out on his own—teaching, writing, traveling—much to the dislike of his family. After he completes his masterpiece The Starry Night, his life's purpose is found and he can sleep peacefully at last. Captivating bursts of color are matched with rich vocabulary, capturing van Gogh's bold and unique interpretation of the world. The book's lyrical text paired with dazzling, expressive reiterations of van Gogh's most famous creations will enchant readers who long to discover their own artistic voice. VERDICT This versatile book is both an outstanding choice for reading aloud or for introducing art history concepts to young audiences.—Natalie Romano, Denver Public Library - Copyright 2017 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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