Mister Orange

Mister Orange Book Cover In 1943, when his older brother joins the army, 12 year-old Linus Muller, takes over the delivery job in his family’s grocery store in Manhattan.  He befriends an eccentric customer, Mr Orange, who always orders a crate of oranges and is based on the Dutch painter, Piet Mondrian.  They discuss the war, music, art, comic books and superheroes, and imagination.  This is a first-rate historical novel about the artist and Linus Muller’s changing perception of the war.  An afterword offers facts about Mondrian’s work and years in New York City.  Further Resources for reading, watching on the Internet, and viewing Mondrian’s art in museums are also included. mjw
Title: Mister Orange
Author: Truus Matti
Publisher
: Enchanted Lion Books
Copyright
: 2012
Original language
: Dutch
Translator
: Laura Watkinson
Original title
: Mister Orange
Original publisher
: Uitgeverij Leopold bv, Amsterdam
Original copyright
: 2011
ISBN
: 978-1-59270-123-0
Hardcover pages
: 156
Age range
: 9 up
Genre
: Historical fiction
Book setting
: New York
Author’s residence
: The Netherlands
Awards
: 2012 Silver Slate Pencil Award, 2014 Mildred L. Batchelder Award
Subjects
: Artists, Europe, Family life, Friendship, Netherlands, New York, North America, Western Europe, World War II

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