Picture books introduce young people to two of life's greatest pleasures, art and literature. It's an honor for me to be a children's book writer.
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"The ultimate melding of a topic kids love with knowledge they need."
— Kirkus Reviews
"Markel’s account of Rousseau’s humility and amateur passion for art strikes just the right tone—it’s jaunty, confiding, and affectionate."
- Publisher's Weekly
Starred reviews in Booklist and School Library Journal
A Junior Library Guild selection
“This is not
for reports, but rather an
of an artist that will open
— School Library
"A sparkling picture book biography..."
- Kirkus (Starred)
Starred reviews in
School Library Journal, Booklist and Publishers Weekly
A Junior Library Guild Selection