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The Story of Paintings

A history of art for children

By Mick Manning
Illustrated by Brita Granström

  • Hardback
  • £14.99

A friendly and inspiring introduction to art history, telling the stories of the world's greatest paintings and artists from prehistory to the modern day

A friendly and inspiring introduction to art history, telling the stories of the world's greatest paintings and artists from prehistory to the modern day

The Story of Paintings begins with the cave paintings of our Stone Age ancestors and continues through to the modern day. Mick Manning and Brita Granström take your on a tour of their personally selected gallery which showcases the work of some of the world's most famous artists and few a less well-known ones. The artists featured include van Eyck, da Vinci, Bruegel, Rembrandt, Velázquez, JMW Turner, Van Gogh, Monet, Matisse, Georgia O'Keefe, Picasso, Frida Kahlo and Jackson Pollock as well as Dame Laura Knight and Kalan Khan. The friendly text and illustrations help children to appreciate the art, highlighting interesting biographical details and picking out key details to spot. The book's large format means the art is reproduced on a wonderfully impactful scale. This really is a book to give and treasure.

The creative team of Mick Manning and Brita Granström are well-known for their ground breaking children's information books. Their many awards range the TES Information Book Award for What's Under the Bed? and the English Association Non-fiction award for Charlie's War Illustrated.

Biographical Notes

Mick Manning (Author)
Mick Manning (born in Yorkshire, England, 1959) and Brita Granström (born in Eskilstuna, Sweden, 1969) work together as a team sharing the illustration and text. They have been producing award-winning non-fiction picture books for almost twenty years. They show that the best non-fiction for children can be scholarly, albeit with a light touch, and can have some of the imagination-stretching qualities of fiction.

They are well known for their exciting performances involving readings and live drawing using overhead camera projection (often involving participation from members of the audience) all mixed with an audio-visual presentation. They appear on a regular basis at major UK book festival venues such as Bath, Cheltenham and Edinburgh International Book Festival. They have appeared at The Royal Society Science Festival and have celebrated The Big Draw at various venues including The Imperial War Museum.

They have worked closely to support libraries and schools, performing voluntarily to school classes in the UK and Sweden and have also attended the American Library Conference and visited US schools.

Many of Manning & Granström's books are translated into a number of languages, including Chinese, German, Greek, Danish, Japanese, Norwegian, Swedish and Slovakian.

For the last 12 years Mick & Brita have created, written and illustrated a monthly 5-page gentle pre-school series called 'Max and Kate' for the critically acclaimed US children's magazine Ladybug.

http://www.mickandbrita.com

Selection of Franklin Watts books:

The World Is Full of Babies! (Smarties Silver Award Winner); What's under the Bed? (TES Award Winner); Wash, Scrub, and Brush (English Association Award KS1 Winner); Stone Age, Bone Age and many other Wonderwise titles; How Did I Begin? (Rhone Poulenc Science prize winner); How Should I Behave?; Seaside Scientist; My Body Book; My Uncle's Dunkirk; Charlie's War Illustrated (English Association Award KS2 Winner); The Story of Britain; The Brontës - Children of the Moors.

Brita Granström (Illustrator)
Mick Manning (born in Yorkshire, England, 1959) and Brita Granström (born in Eskilstuna, Sweden, 1969) work together as a team sharing the illustration and text. They have been producing award-winning non-fiction picture books for almost twenty years. They show that the best non-fiction for children can be scholarly, albeit with a light touch, and can have some of the imagination-stretching qualities of fiction.

They are well known for their exciting performances involving readings and live drawing using overhead camera projection (often involving participation from members of the audience) all mixed with an audio-visual presentation. They appear on a regular basis at major UK book festival venues such as Bath, Cheltenham and Edinburgh International Book Festival. They have appeared at The Royal Society Science Festival and have celebrated The Big Draw at various venues including The Imperial War Museum.

They have worked closely to support libraries and schools, performing voluntarily to school classes in the UK and Sweden and have also attended the American Library Conference and visited US schools.

Many of Manning & Granström's books are translated into a number of languages, including Chinese, German, Greek, Danish, Japanese, Norwegian, Swedish and Slovakian.

For the last 12 years Mick & Brita have created, written and illustrated a monthly 5-page gentle pre-school series called 'Max and Kate' for the critically acclaimed US children's magazine Ladybug.

http://www.mickandbrita.com

Selection of Franklin Watts books:

The World Is Full of Babies! (Smarties Silver Award Winner); What's under the Bed? (TES Award Winner); Wash, Scrub, and Brush (English Association Award KS1 Winner); Stone Age, Bone Age and many other Wonderwise titles; How Did I Begin? (Rhone Poulenc Science prize winner); How Should I Behave?; Seaside Scientist; My Body Book; My Uncle's Dunkirk; Charlie's War Illustrated (English Association Award KS2 Winner); The Story of Britain; The Brontës - Children of the Moors.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9781445150048
  • Publication date: 14 Sep 2017
  • Page count: 88
  • Imprint: Franklin Watts
Fantastic book and so beautiful to look at! — BookWitch
Introduce your class to the rich and intriguing world of artists and their artworks with this beautiful large format picturebook. — Teach Primary
The Story of Painting will develop any child's knowledge and love of art. It is an fantastic resource for schools at KS2 and KS3. — Armadillo Magazine
Franklin Watts

How Should I Behave?

Mick Manning, Brita Granström
Authors:
Mick Manning, Brita Granström

Franklin Watts

What's My Family Tree?

Mick Manning, Brita Granström
Authors:
Mick Manning, Brita Granström

A lively, friendly introduction to the idea families by the award-winning team of Mick Manning and Brita GranströmThe book does not just explain straightforward connections like uncle or sister, but also sensitively introduces the idea of step-families, half-brothers and even adoption. The book celebrates the family in all its forms, encouraging not only a respect for your relatives but also other families around you, recognizing that no one family is the same. This book is one in a loosely-related series by award-winners Mick Manning and Brita Granstrom which takes an informative but friendly look at some of concerns of young children that relate to their immediate world and which they need to understand as part of 'growing up'. In doing so, they also provide an indispensable resource for any parent or teacher who is helping children understand these issues. Perfect for readers ages 7 and up.

Franklin Watts

How Will I Grow?

Mick Manning, Brita Granström
Authors:
Mick Manning, Brita Granström
Franklin Watts

The Story of Britain

Mick Manning, Brita Granström
Authors:
Mick Manning, Brita Granström
Franklin Watts

The Brontës – Children of the Moors

Mick Manning, Brita Granström
Authors:
Mick Manning, Brita Granström

Produced to coincide with 200th anniversary of the birth of Charlotte Brontë, this book introduces the three extraordinary Brontë sisters: Charlotte, Emily and Anne. We also meet their brother Branwell. With a mix of strong story-telling and wonderful illustration, Mick Manning and Brita Granström relate the sister's tragically short lives in the remote village of Haworth in the Yorkshire Dales. They explore how the girls were inspired to become writers and the sensation their books caused when people realised they had been written by women. Each of the sister's greatest novels, Jane Eyre (Charlotte), The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (Anne) and Wuthering Heights (Emily), are simply retold in engaging comic-strip form.The illustrations and text of this book really capture the life of the children of the moors and how the magic and wildness of their surroundings inspired their work. It is perhaps not surprising as Mick Manning was born and brought up in Haworth and, as a child, even played a shepherd boy in a BBC adapation of Wuthering Heights.

Franklin Watts

Yum Yum: A book about food chains

Mick Manning, Brita Granström
Authors:
Mick Manning, Brita Granström

Yum Yum! is a book about munching, scrunching and slurping - in fact it's a book about eating. It's also about being part of a chain - the food chain in which every living thing plays a part. Discover who hunts and who's hunted, who eats and who gets eaten.Wonderwise is an award-winning series of information books that present facts in a way that will inspire young children's imaginations about the world around them. A perfect introduction to non-fiction for children aged 3+ by Mick Manning and Brita Granstrom. The books include notes and activities to support the primary curriculum.

Franklin Watts

Let's Build A House: A book about buildings and materials

Mick Manning, Brita Granström
Authors:
Mick Manning, Brita Granström

Let's Build a House! But what sort of a house should it be? And what do we need to build it? It could be a shack on a beach, or it could be a skyscraper. Try building a bungalow or even a castle! Join in the imaginative play as a group of children plan their houses and discover the materials and techniques needed to build them.The Wonderwise series presents facts in a way that will inspire young children's imaginations about the world around them. Wonderwise is an award-winning series of information books, perfect for introducing younger children to non-fiction. The books include updated notes and activities to support the new primary curriculum.

Franklin Watts

What If?: A book about recycling

Mick Manning, Brita Granström
Authors:
Mick Manning, Brita Granström

What happens to an empty bottle? It can be left on the ground where it might become a trap for small animals, or smashed into dangerous pieces of sharp glass. But what if the bottle was put into a recycling bin...? What if you had an empty bottle? What would you do with it?The Wonderwise series presents facts in a way that will inspire young children's imaginations about the world around them.

Franklin Watts

The World Is Full Of Babies: A book about human and animal babies

Mick Manning, Brita Granström
Authors:
Mick Manning, Brita Granström
Franklin Watts

Wild and Free: A book about animals in danger

Mick Manning, Brita Granström
Authors:
Mick Manning, Brita Granström

Imagine a world without tigers roaring and prowling in the dead of night, a world without rhinos gallumphing along the dusty African plains or a world without whales singing their song in the oceans. Wild and Free is all about animals in danger - animals that are hunted or poisoned or chased from their homes. Discover how creatures live wild and free, and then imagine a world without wildlife.The Wonderwise series presents facts in a way that will inspire young children's imaginations about the world around them.

Franklin Watts

Stone Age Bone Age!: A book about prehistoric people

Mick Manning, Brita Granström
Authors:
Mick Manning, Brita Granström

Travel back in time for an amazing stone age adventure! Learn to shape flints, carve bones and tickle trout; join in a mammoth hunt and wild dances in flickering torchlight. Discover for yourself just how clever our stone age ancestors were! Includes notes and activities to support the new primary curriculum.The Wonderwise series presents facts in a way that will inspire young children's imaginations about the world around them. Wonderwise is an award-winning series of information books, perfect for introducing younger children to non-fiction.

Franklin Watts

Wash, Scrub, Brush: A book about keeping clean

Mick Manning, Brita Granström
Authors:
Mick Manning, Brita Granström

How often do you wash your hands? When did you last scrub your nails? And did you brush your hair this morning? Keeping clean takes up a lot of time and energy, so why do we have to do it? Find the answer in this lively exploration of personal hygiene, both human and animal - perfect for anyone who needs a little convincing about the need to Wash, Scrub, Brush!The Wonderwise series presents facts in a way that will inspire young children's imaginations about the world around them.

Franklin Watts

Wheels Keep Turning: a book about simple machines

Mick Manning, Brita Granström
Authors:
Mick Manning, Brita Granström

Long ago an idea began turning in human minds - the idea was a wheel and once it had started it couldn't be stopped. Join in the celebration of human ingenuity in a whirlwind tour of the history of the wheel, from rolling logs and a potter's wheel to air-filled tyres and a spinning CD. And discover how Wheels Keep Turning!The Wonderwise series presents facts in a way that will inspire young children's imaginations about the world around them.

Franklin Watts

What's Up?: A book about the sky and space

Mick Manning, Brita Granström
Authors:
Mick Manning, Brita Granström

What's Up? takes you on a journey of discovery up to the stars and beyond. Join two inquisitive children who travel higher and higher as they zoom past towering skyscrapers, gigantic mountains, jumbo jets, satellites and stars - until at last the two friends find out what really is up there. But then how do they get down?The Wonderwise series presents facts in a way that will inspire young children's imaginations about the world around them.

Franklin Watts

Splish, Splash, Splosh: A book about water

Mick Manning, Brita Granström
Authors:
Mick Manning, Brita Granström

Splish, Splash, Splosh! takes you on a watery journey of discovery. Join the adventures of young boy and his dog and ride the waves, float on rain-filled clouds, shoot down fast flowing rivers and splash through sewers until you get to where all water ends... and begins.The Wonderwise series is an award-winning series of information books, perfect for introducing younger children to non-fiction and they present facts in a way that will inspire young children's imaginations about the world around them. The books include updated notes and activities in science and literacy to support the new primary curriculum.

Franklin Watts

Supermum: A book about mothers

Mick Manning, Brita Granström
Authors:
Mick Manning, Brita Granström

Supermum is everywhere - she's up a tree, deep in the ocean, high in the sky, or she may even be standing next to you! Because supermum is every mum, from a tiny ant to a giant blue whale, and this book reminds us just how super a mum can be.The Wonderwise series presents facts in a way that will inspire young children's imaginations about the world around them.

Franklin Watts

Charlie's War Illustrated: Remembering World War One

Mick Manning, Brita Granström
Authors:
Mick Manning, Brita Granström

Mick Manning's grandfather joined the army in 1914 and served right through World War One. Fighting in the artillery on the front line in Egypt, Palestine and France, Charlie lived to tell his tale. Here Mick and Brita tell us about Charlie's War, illustrating his story with stunning artwork, period scraps and artefacts. They movingly bring alive for children the 'war to end all wars', from the trenches and the guns to the friendships and songs the soliders shared. Produced in association with the Imperial War Museum, this is a wonderful resource for readers aged 6 and up and was nominated for the 2014 English 4-11 picture book awards. Tail-End Charlie, a previous Mick Manning and Brita Granström title, was shortlisted for both the Carnegie and the Blue Peter Prize.'Mick Manning and Brita Granström's approach to non-fiction for younger children has revolutionised our bookshelves.' The Scotsman

Franklin Watts

What's Under The Bed?: A book about the Earth beneath us

Mick Manning, Brita Granström
Authors:
Mick Manning, Brita Granström

What's Under the Bed? travels to the mysterious world that is just beneath our feet. Follow the underground adventures of two children and their cat to explore secret caves, fossils and even silver, gold and diamonds before eventually discovering what really is under the bed.Wonderwise is an award-winning series of information books, perfect for introducing younger children to non-fiction. The series presents facts in a way that will inspire young children's imaginations about the world around them. The books include notes and activities to support the new primary curriculum.

Franklin Watts

My Body, Your Body: A book about human and animal bodies

Mick Manning, Brita Granström
Authors:
Mick Manning, Brita Granström
Franklin Watts

Out There Somewhere It's Time To: A book about time zones

Mick Manning, Brita Granström
Authors:
Mick Manning, Brita Granström