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Katie: Katie and the British Artists

James Mayhew

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Katie, For National Curriculum Early Years, For National Curriculum Key Stage 1, For National Curriculum Key Stage 2, Interest age: from c 3 years, Fiction, Picture books, Picture storybooks, Adventure stories (Children's / Teenage), Art: general interest (Children's / Teenage), Libraries, museums, schools (Children's / Teenage), Work & industry / world of work (Children's / Teen

The world of five famous paintings by best-loved British artists comes to life when Katie jumps through the frame and into the picture!

Join Katie as she steps into some of the most famous paintings in the world for an exciting art adventure!

Katie can't decide what she wants to be when she grows up. Perhaps a trip to the gallery will be an inspiration, as the characters in five famous paintings come to life! Will she be an explorer, a train driver, a horse rider or an artist . . . ?

'A wonderful way to engage children with art. A brilliant combination of education and storytelling' - Parents in Touch (Katie's Picture Show)

This art adventure features five famous British paintings:The Cornfield by Constable, Rain, Steam and Speed and The Fighting Temeraire by Turner, Whistlejacket by Stubbs, and The Painter's Daughters Chasing a Butterfly by Gainsborough.

Classic picture book character, Katie, has been delighting children for over 25 years. Why not collect all 13 titles in the series?
Katie's Picture Show
Katie and the Impressionists
Katie and the Mona Lisa
Katie and the Sunflowers
Katie and the Waterlily Pond
Katie and the Starry Night
Katie and the Spanish Princess
Katie and the Bathers
Katie in London
Katie's London Christmas
Katie in Scotland
Katie and the Dinosaurs

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Praise for Katie: Katie and the British Artists

  • Mayhew's series has been much imitated but what distinguishes these books from the rest is the painterly sensitivity with which the transition from painting to narrative backdrop is handled. - Books For Keeps

  • James Mayhew's beautifully illustrated Katie and the British Artists not only provides an engaging context within which to introduce children to some of history's most important artists, but is also a great stimulus for exciting cross-curicular work. - Junior Education Plus

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James Mayhew

James Mayhew studied at Maidstone College of Art and his first children's book, Katie's Picture Show was published in 1989. It's been firmly in print ever since, recognised universally as the original and best introduction to art for children. Many more titles have followed, and the series sells in museums and galleries all over the world, from the Met in New York, to the Uffizi in Florence, the Louvre in Paris and beyond. He is also the creator of the much-loved Ella Bella Ballerina series, and many other titles. Alongside his work in publishing, James has devised and performed in a hugely successful series of concerts for children, combining live classical music, storytelling and live art. From Peter and the Wolf, to Scheherazade, James has worked internationally with many different orchestras and musicians, creating illustrations in time to music. James grew up in Suffolk but now lives in Hertfordshire.