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This story of Diego Rivera, the greatest muralist of Mexico—and of the world—is told in Spanish and English. Vibrant miniature paintings convey the sense of adventure and magic that marked Rivera's early years. And the story shows how his passion for painting and love for his country combined to make a powerful art celebrating the Mexican people


Es la historia de Diego Rivera, el gran muralista Mejicano—y del mundo—y está contada en Español y en Inglés.  Vibrantes pinturas en miniatura transmiten el sentido de magia  y aventura que marcaron los primeros años de Rivera y la historia nos muestra como al combinar su pasión por la pintura y el amor por su país logró un poderoso arte que reconoce al pueblo Mejicano.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780679856177
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 08/28/1994
Series: Reading Rainbow Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 324,247
Product dimensions: 7.02(w) x 9.03(h) x 0.17(d)
Age Range: 3 - 7 Years

About the Author

Jeanette Winter has written and illustrated almost 50 books for children. She lives in New York City.Jonah Winter has written numerous books for children, including Frida and Roberto Clemente: Pride of the Pittsburgh Pirates. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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Diego 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
ElenaEstrada on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
In the biographical children¿s book Diego by Jeanette Winter, the author describes how the artist Diego Rivera created his career from his drawings in childhood to painting in Paris and into his old age. It is an important book since it documents the life of one of the most important Mexican artists in Latin American history. Diego Rivera is most famous for the murals he painted in public places throughout the city, as opposed to famous artists who only paint on materials that are displayed in museums. Diego¿s subjects are also different in that he did not paint governors and dignitaries, but rather ordinary working people doing their jobs, celebrating religious holidays, and doing their daily duties. However, he also painted scenes that depicted soldiers shooting down striking workers who fought for social justice. Later, he traveled to Paris and Italy and then he returned to Mexico where he painted his most famous murals of the history of Mexico. He made an effort to depict all the culture that surrounded him. The book is written in both English and Spanish and is significant since it is non-fiction text. It is an important book for any children¿s collection.Ages 6-11
emleonard on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A children's book that is in both spanish and english. It is about how a now famous artist Diego Rivera's childhood and what influenced him in art. This would be a a great book to read to children in a history class about an historical artist without boring them with facts.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I named my son after the great Maestro. On his last day at our Back Up Center I gave a copy to his caregivers. They tell me the children love the story, the vibrant colors in each page. And as a parent,I love what it teaches. This is a must have for children starting their libraries.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Bought this book years ago for the child I knew I'd have someday. Now that she's here, I can't wait to share it with her when she's the right age.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I purchased this book to help my 8 year with his Spanish. His 11 year old brother enjoyed the story and the artwork. My 8 year liked having the 2 languages side by side and the artwork grabbed his attention. After I thought my boys went to bed I found the book open, next to a sketch pad. My older son tried to recreate one of Winter's drawings. A compliment to her style.