Author(s): Laurence Anholt
The next title in the best-selling Anholt's Artists series. When Mariana goes to Frida Kahlo's house to be painted by the famous Mexican artist, she is scared. She's a bit afraid of the beautiful woman with her exotic pets and her 'frog-toad' - and she's heard that Frida keeps a skeleton in her bedroom. But as Frida paints Mariana, their friendship blossoms. Frida tells Mariana about her life and the terrible accident that almost killed her, while Mariana discovers how love, creativity, determination and, above all, courage, can give you wings to fly.
LAURENCE ANHOLT has created more than 200 books for children which are published in 30 languages. His self-illustrated Anholt's Artists series have sold millions of copies around the world, including Camille and the Sunflowers, Degas and the Little Dancer, Leonardo and the Flying Boy, Picasso and the Girl with a Ponytail, The Magical Garden of Claude Monet, Tell Us a Story, Papa Chagall and Cezanne and the Apple Boy. Laurence has also collaborated on numerous picture books with his wife, the artist Catherine Anholt. Their titles have won numerous awards, including the Nestle Smarties Gold Award on two occasions. The Anholts live and work in a house on a hill above the sea in Devon.