Watson-Guptill

Casa Azul: An Encounter with Frida Kahlo

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ISBN: 9780823004119
Publisher: Watson-Guptill
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Publication Date: 2005-07-01
Number of pages: 160
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Frida Kahlo's work comes to life—literally—in this magical realist novel, the latest addition to Watson-Guptill's acclaimed Art Encounters series. The story alternates between Kahlo's home in Mexico City, Casa Azul, and the journey of a teenage girl and her young brother, lost in the city. At the mystical Casa Azul, everything with a face talks—including Kahlo's pet monkey, her cat, portraits on the wall. Over the course of the book, the cover painting, Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird, transforms from a nightmarish vision of death into a life-affirming masterpiece. This dramatic story offers a vivid reimagining of the life and work of a woman as well known for her amazing life as for her amazing art.




• Laban Hill is a National Book Award Finalist and recipient of the Parents Choice Gold Award


• Frida Kahlo is one of the most popular artists among young people today-her art and her blazingly flamboyant style make her eternally up-to-date


• Ties in to school curriculum in art and social studies

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