Meeting Cezanne

Meeting Cezanne Book Cover Ten-year-old Yannick leaves Paris to stay with his aunt and uncle at their inn in Provence.  He is excited to go because Provence is where Cezanne, “the greatest painter in the world,” painted his picture.  He works in the inn, setting tables, clearing tables, filling carafes of water, and cutting bread.  Uncle Bruno teaches him to cook and make chocolate mousse and creme brulee.  When a famous painter visits the inn and Yannick accidentally throws the drawing the painter scribbled on the paper tablecloth into the fireplace, he follows him back to his chateau to ask for another drawing.  Yannick thinks the artist is Cezanne, but the artist signs another name, Picasso.  Soft watercolor illustrations decorate the charming description of the culture of 1960s Provence. mjw
Title: Meeting Cezanne
Author: Michael Morpurgo
: Francois Place
: Candlewick Press
: 2013
Original language
: English
: 978-0-7636-4896-1
Hardcover pages
: 54
Age range
: 7-10
: Historical fiction
Book setting
: France
Author’s residence
: England
Illustrator’s residence
: France
: Artists, Family life, France, Pablo Picasso, Paul Cezanne, Western Europe

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