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Hilarious childhood biographies and full-color illustrations reveal how Leonardo da Vinci, Beatrix Potter, Keith Haring, and other great artists in history coped with regular-kid problems.

Every great artist started out as a kid. Forget the awards, the sold-out museum exhibitions, and the timeless masterpieces. When the world’s most celebrated artists were growing up, they had regular-kid problems just like you. Jackson Pollock’s family moved constantly—he lived in eight different cities before he was sixteen years old. Georgia O’Keeffe lived in the shadow of her “perfect” older brother Francis. And Jean-Michel Basquiat triumphed over poverty to become one of the world’s most influential artists. Kid Artists tells their stories and more with full-color cartoon illustrations on nearly every page. Other subjects include Claude Monet, Jacob Lawrence, Leonardo da Vinci, Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Frida Kahlo, Beatrix Potter, Yoko Ono, Dr. Seuss, Emily Carr, Keith Haring, Charles Schulz, and Louise Nevelson.

Hardcover, 208 pages
Published on August 9, 2016 by Quirk Books
ISBN-10: 1594748969
ISBN-13: 9781594748967
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  • rycraft
    rycraftThursday, June 16, 2016 at 12:36 am33 stars
    ive read this a long time ago and i dont think i remember it.
    • snicker9
      snicker9Thursday, June 9, 2016 at 10:43 am
      Kid Artists is a collection of biographies of famous artists and writers about when they were children. It is from the same series as "Kid President's" and "Kid Athletes". Each person in the book has a section about 10 pages long. The author talks about their family, some important experiences of when they were a child, and how they started in their art. I really liked learning about what these famous people were like when they were young, and what inspired them. It was a great format because it really was detailed, and was the story behind the artist. It wasn't just a list of compiled facts. It was interesting. I also liked how diverse the artists were. Some of the people include: Dr. Seuss, Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, Leonardo de Vinci, and Beatrix Potter just to name a few. I think this book would be good for elementary and middle school kids. It was a quick read, and is split into sections. I think it would be a good example of a interesting nonfiction read. I rate this book 5 out of 5 stars.
      • penguin313
        penguin313Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at 10:18 am55 stars
        This book is really interesting. If you read the Kid presidents or Kid athletes book and enjoyed it, you will like this book. It tells short stories about the childhoods of 17 illustrators, painters, sculptors, writers, graffiti artists and singers.
        • kjtennis
          kjtennisTuesday, May 24, 2016 at 5:44 pm
          I would love to read this book!