Mermaid and the Parakeet

Mermaid and the Parakeet

EnglishHardback
Massenot Veronique
Prestel
EAN: 9783791372655
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Henri Matisse s massive and joyous cutout work, The Parakeet and the Mermaid, is the basis for this delightful children s book about the unlikely friendship between a mermaid and a parakeet. Henri Matisse once said, What I dream of is an art of balance, of purity and serenity, devoid of troubling or depressing subject matter. It s no wonder his works are loved by children everywhere. In this charming book, Vanessa Hie and Veronique Massenot create a world based on Matisse s vision, in which a mermaid is thrust out of the sea by a massive storm. Stranded in a tree, not knowing how she can return to her home without legs, she meets a parakeet who is so moved by her plight he finds a way to help her. Vanessa Hie s gorgeous, deeply hued illustrations incorporate the shapes and colors found in Matisse s original masterpiece, which is reproduced at the end of the book. Massenot s simple but profound story of bravery and friendship is a delight to read. Together, the words and pictures tell a timeless story, while introducing young people to Matisse s artistry.
EAN 9783791372655
ISBN 3791372653
Binding Hardback
Publisher Prestel
Publication date August 1, 2016
Pages 32
Language English
Dimensions 327 x 248 x 10
Country Germany
Readership Children / Juvenile
Authors Massenot Veronique
Illustrators Hie Vanessa
Series Children's Books Inspired by Famous Artworks