Matisse the King of Color (Anholt's Artists Books for Children)

Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades K - 3Grades 2 - 4n/a3.61188
When Monique, a young visiting nurse, steps into the home of an elderly patient, she finds herself in rooms filled with the most vivid color she has ever seen. Her patient is the artist Henri Matisse, and as Matisse recovers from his illness, he and Monique become good friends. Later, Monique enters a convent where she becomes a nursing nun―and by happy coincidence, she meets Matisse once again. Her religious order is so poor that they don’t have a chapel of their own, but Matisse decides that with Monique’s help, he can remedy that situation. He develops a sketch drawn by Monique into a brilliant set of stained-glass chapel windows, and then uses his influence to raise enough money for the chapel’s construction. This true account of Matisse and the chapel at Vence, in southern France, is the main focus of Laurence Anholt’s newest delightful children’s story. Anholt’s illustrations faithfully reproduce many of Matisse’s wonderful artworks in this beautiful storybook.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published on October 1, 2007 by Barron's Educational Series
ISBN-10: 0764160478
ISBN-13: 9780764160479
3 Book Reviews
  • awesomejf
    awesomejfabout 7 years44 stars
    I love Matisse bright artwork. He also has a good heart in helping his friend Monique in getting the chapel repaired.
    • klowee
      kloweeabout 7 years44 stars
      I love art and I realize enjoy Matisse's painting. it's very kind of him to help raise money to fix the chapel
      • klowee
        kloweeabout 7 years44 stars
        I love art and I really like Matisse's painting. it's so nice of him to use his painting skill and raise money it fix the chapel.