Part of the highly-successful Anholt's Artists series about great painters, which tells the stories of real meetings between world-famous artists and the children who knew them. This book describes the close relationship between Matisse and Monique, a young girl who wants to become a nun. Matisse develops a sketch drawn by Monique into a set of stained-glass windows and starts raising money to build a chapel for the nuns at Vence, in south-west France. Finally one morning when the chapel is finished, Monique sees the special magic of Matisse's design: when the sun's rays creep into the chapel, transforming its black and white interior into a fantastic sea of blue and green light!
- Picture book non-fiction
- Cross curricular connections, art
- Also available, Leonardo and the Flying Boy, Camille and the Sunflowers, Picasso and the Girl with the Ponytail, Cezanne and the Apple Boy, Degas and the Little Dancer, The Magical Garden of Claude Monet. Contact us to order
- 32 pages
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