The Boy Who Loved to Draw: Benjamin West

The Boy Who Loved to Draw: Benjamin West

by Barbara Brenner, Olivier Dunrea

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When Benjamin West was seven years old, the only thing in the world he wanted to do was draw pictures. For a time, that got him into a peck of trouble. Papa wasn't pleased when Benjamin "borrowed" his best quill pen. Mama wasn't happy that Benjamin would rather sketch the cows than milk them. And Grimalkin, the family cat, was not keen on being the source for paintbrush hairs! Truth was, there was nothing Benjamin cared more about than art, and that led him to some surprising adventures. Here, in lively easy-to-read words and vivid pictures, is the engaging true story of Benjamin West, the farmboy from colonial Pennsylvania who grew up to become the first world-famous American artist and a fri to Benjamin Franklin and the king of England.

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ISBN-13: 9780547562247
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 06/23/2003
Sold by: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 48
Lexile: 610L (what's this?)
File size: 6 MB
Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

About the Author

OLIVIER DUNREA is the creator of beautiful and well-loved children’s books. A painter and a sculptor, his work centers around farms, animals, architecture, and folklore. He lives in the tiny village of Narrowsburg, New York, in the Catskill Mountains.

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The Boy Who Loved to Draw: Benjamin West 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
kmacneill on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is about Benjamin West and how he became an artist. Benjamin's love for drawing got him into trouble quite often. He would skip out on his chores and daydream and draw. He was also so desperate for a paint brush that he cut his own cats hair off to make a brush. This biography was short and interesting. At the end of the book there are pictures of some of Benjamin's paintings. I never really knew much about him and I was surprised to see one painting that he painted at the age of 10. It was amazing! This could be used in an art class or a history class.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This stunk!! DO NOT get.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book tells like a story. The pictures are wonderfully drawn. Great source to learn about a life of an artist!