Art Series: A Boy Named Giotto.

 I want to thank Kirsten for coming to my rescue this week with another guest post with an art book.  I am SO pleased to have learned about this neat book.   Won't you join me in learning about it?

This is a wonderful treasure of a book that tells the life of Giotto and explains his drive to create art that led him to become one of the greatest painters of all time.

This is a book that tells most in its pictures and has little text, although the reading level is beyond the reach of little ones. It is a perfect book to give to older school-aged children and even teens. But I used it as a read aloud book so my children could listen, look at the glorious pictures, and discuss ideas that came up along the way.

You can pair this book with a number of other activities like painting with egg (as Giotto did), reading a short biography of his life, and perusing a book by Madeline L'Engle that is filled with his pictures telling the story of the life of Jesus.

So pick up "A Boy Named Giotto" at a bookstore or library today and open up a window to the past for your children.

Additional resources:

Egg painting activity - just like Giotto

The Glorious Impossible by Madeline L'Engle:A retelling of the 25 important events in the life of Jesus in a beautiful picture book.

Title: A Boy Named Giotto
Author: Paolo Guarnieri

Where can you find it? A Boy Named Giotto A Boy Named Giotto

Kirsten West is a Christian Homeschooling Mom who blogs at DoodleMom's Homeschooling Life.  Isn't she a delight?   She found time in the midst of a crazy busy week to share this lovely find with us.  THANK YOU Kirsten!  :)

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  1. What a lovely book. The images are just stunning. I don't believe I know this painter so I will have to do some reading. Thanks for the link.

    1. i know! It's a neat book eh?

  2. Thank you so much for giving me an opportunity to guest post! And for pulling together a haphazard effort into a beautiful post! I am just finally finding my footing again after last week... Thank you my friend!


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