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  • Written by Laban Carrick Hill
  • Format: eBook | ISBN: 9780307875037
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Casa Azul

An Encounter with Frida Kahlo

Written by Laban Carrick HillAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Laban Carrick Hill

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On Sale: May 19, 2010
Pages: 160 | ISBN: 978-0-307-87503-7
Published by : Watson-Guptill Potter-TenSpeed-Harmony
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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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Laban Carrick Hill is the author of the award-winning Harlem Stomp! (0-3168-1411-3), a history of the Harlem Renaissance that Publishers Weekly called "compelling." He has also written Xtreme Mysteries and many other books for young adults. He lives in Burlington, Vermont.

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