The Artist and Me

By PEACOCK, Shane

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ISBN
9781771471381
Publisher
Owlkids


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on March 1, 2016  |  Elementary

K-Gr 3—Vincent van Gogh is portrayed not merely as a groundbreaking artist but as the victim of ostracism in this intriguing treatment of bullying. An unidentified narrator records the story of "an ugly thing" he did as a child in France. In a scrapbook, he writes his memories of a crazy man with wild red hair who was on a mission to "tell the truth by painting pictures." The children and even the adults in the community of Arles mocked the poverty-stricken, misunderstood artist. Although as a ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on April 1, 2016

An elderly gentleman who is compiling a scrapbook of memories looks back on his childhood in the south of France, specifically the time spent tormenting an eccentric, impoverished artist, hurling insults, pitching stones, and joining in the laughter of the adults' derision. But the bullying was a front, hiding the boy's fascination with this artist (whom readers come to discover is Vincent van Gogh) and with Van Gogh's ref...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on April 1, 2016

An elderly gentleman compiling a scrapbook looks back on his childhood in the south of France, specifically time spent tormenting an eccentric ar...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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