Book Size: 11" x 8.5"
Imprint: Crocodile Books
Ages: 3 - 8
Release date: Spring 2022Category: Children's Books
A Storm of Horses
The Story of Artist Rosa Bonheur$ 19.95
“A stunning recreation of Bonheur’s work and life—both in words and in pictures.”
—Jane Yolen, author of over 400 books, including Owl Moon, How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night, Bear Outside, and Not All Princesses Dress in Pink
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About this book
An inspiring picture book about Rosa Bonheur, the most famous and best-selling painter of her century
In a stunning ode to underrepresented women everywhere, award-winning illustrator Ruth Sanderson tells the untold story of French artist Rosa Bonheur in this narrative non-fiction picture book.
Rosa Bonheur was born in 1822 in France at a time when young women had limited options beyond being a wife and mother. But Rosa was not like other young women. She wore pants, rode horses astride, and often broke the rules. She wanted to be a famous painter just like her father. Women artists at the time were encouraged to paint domestic scenes of children and family, but Rosa was determined to capture the unbridled wild beauty of horses.
Her masterpiece The Horse Fair was eight feet high and sixteen feet wide. Rosa went on to become the most celebrated artist of her time with paintings purchased by royalty and galleries around the world. With the decline in popularity of realistic painting, Rosa’s trailblazing story was almost forgotten.
Readers will revel at the bravery and fortitude of young Rosa as they take in Ruth Sanderson’s immaculate rendition of her life with back matter for further reading.Brand: Ruth Sanderson
“This is a special book … Ruth Sanderson’s beautiful and intricate illustrations, along with a story that draws you into the heart and soul of the artist Rosa Bonheur, combine to make A Storm of Horses a compelling read, especially for children interested in art, horses, or women’s history.” —Laurie Wallmark, author of Hedy Lamarr’s Double Life, Grace Hopper: Queen of Computer Code, and Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine
“A stunning recreation of Bonheur’s work and life—both in words and in pictures.” —Jane Yolen, author of over 400 books, including Owl Moon, How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night, Bear Outside, and Not All Princesses Dress in Pink