Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos

Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos

Book - 2017
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"Chronicles Frida's life -- from her childhood to her rise as one of the world's most influential painters -- capturing the beauty and strength of Frida's creative spirit, which carried her through tragedy and triumph, and the animals that inspired her along the way." -- Book jacket.
The fascinating Mexican artist Frida Kahlo is remembered for her self-portraits, her dramatic works featuring bold and vibrant colors. Her work brought attention to Mexican and indigenous culture and she is also renowned for her works celebrating the female form. Brown's story recounts Frida's beloved pets--two monkeys, a parrot, three dogs, two turkeys, an eagle, a black cat, and a fawn--and playfully considers how Frida embodied many wonderful characteristics of each animal. --
Publisher: New York : NorthSouth Books, Inc., 2017
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780735842694 (hardcover)
0735842698 (hardcover)
Branch Call Number: EB KAHLO
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Additional Contributors: Parra, John - Illustrator


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Mexican artist Frida Kahlo loved animals. This is the story of her beloved pets--two monkeys, a parrot, three dogs, two turkeys, an eagle, a black cat, and a fawn. Ages 4 - 8.

2018 Pura Belpre Illustrator Honor

The many animals in Frida Kahlo’s life — among them a fawn, a cat and two spider monkeys — were an important part of her art, and this book traces her relationships with her menagerie over the course of her life. With their folk-art sensibility, Parra’s elegant acrylic paintings evoke Kahlo’s sty... Read More »

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