Book Title: Katie and the Spanish Princess

Details: Author: Mayhew, James

Suitable for ages: 4 - 5

Publisher: Orchard

ISBN-13: 9781846162480

Number of pages: 32

Dimensions: 15.9 x 0.3 x 24.1 cm

Retail Price: €7.99

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Book Details

Book Description

Katie meets a real princess and discovers the incredible Spanish artists including Velazquez!

Katie's very excited - her birthday is coming, and she'll be having a fancy dress party! What Katie would like more than anything, is to dress up as a princess, but Grandma can't seem to get her costume quite right! Perhaps a trip to the art gallery will provide some inspiration . . .
Join Katie on her adventure inside five famous paintings as she gets to be a real princess for a day!

The five masterpieces featured are:
Portrait of the Infanta Margarita by Velazquez,
Don Manuel Osorio de Zuniga by Goya,
The Parasol by Goya,
A Peasant Boy Leaning on a Sill by Murillo,
Philip IV of Spain in Brown and Silver by Velazquez

Mayhew's lively pastiches are a lovely way to start a lifetime of enjoying art. (The Times )

Covering themes of fun, friendship and kindness, this is a cross-curricular book with a difference. (The Back to School Bookseller 20060601)

A great introduction to Spanish painting. (Daily Express 20061201)

About the Author
James created his first Katie book 'Katie's Picture Show' over twenty years ago as a way to share his enthusiasm for art with children. His series of Katie books are much-loved and respected as an early introduction to art. 'Ella Bella Ballerina and The Sleeping Beauty' was James' first title featuring the adorable Ella Bella, and has been illustrated using a new delightfully retro art style. James lives in Letchworth, Hertfordshire with his wife and son."