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Katie: Katie and the Starry Night

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, Family & relationships, Picture books, Picture storybooks, Art: general interest (Children's / Teenage), Libraries, museums, schools (Children's / Teenage)

Katie steps through the frame of five Van Gogh masterpieces and enters a world of art and adventure!

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

The stars in Vincent van Gogh's painting are so beautiful that Katie can't resist reaching in and taking one. But what will she do when all the other stars come tumbling out of the painting, too? Will Katie be able to catch the stars before the gallery guard notices they've floated away?

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

This first introduction to Van Gogh features five of his most brilliant paintings: The Starry Night, Noon, Vincent's Chair, Fishing Boats on the Beach and The Olive Grove. 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 British Artists
Katie and the Waterlily Pond
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 Starry Night

  • A lovely way to discuss art with a child. - Bookbag

  • Reading about Katie is a wonderful way to bring art to life for children and to help them understand and appreciate great paintings. - parentsintouch.co.uk

  • A lovely way to discuss art with a child. - Baby & Me

  • Mayhew's illustrations are exquisite whether they are of Van Gogh's masterpieces or his own story. A welcome addition to his Katie series, this deserves to be cherished. - Scotsman

  • An exciting way to teach children about art. - Baby & Me

  • Cleverly done and beautifully illustrated. - Birmingham Post

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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.