Vincent van Gogh

From the Series On My Own Biography

  • Interest Level: Grade 2 - Grade 4   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

Vincent van Gogh is one of the most famous painters in the world. He is best known for his brightly colored paintings, but Vincent’s work wasn’t always so colorful. Following Vincent on his journey from Holland to France, author Eileen Lucas tells how Vincent developed his own special way of painting with bright, swirling colors. Rochellle Draper’s illustrations bring the artist’s story to life and evoke his unique style.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-1-58013-977-9
$38.65 $28.99
Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 4
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Nonfiction
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Brand On My Own Books
Imprint Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Publication Date 2012-08-01
BISACS JNF007000, JNF007010
Dewey 759.9492
Graphics 1-color illustrations, Full-color illustrations
Guided Reading Level O
ATOS Reading Level 3.5
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 47183
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Afterword, Reviewed, Teaching Guides, and Timeline

Reviews

Booklist

" . . .A fine job of describing van Gogh’s life in a way that children will understand." —Booklist

Kirkus Reviews

“. . .the artwork is well-chosen, and nicely reproduced on durable paper.” —Kirkus Reviews

The Horn Book Guide

“The books are well illustrated with photographs and reproductions. . .” —The Horn Book Guide

Illustrator: Rochelle Draper

Author: Eileen Lucas

Eileen (O'Donnell) Lucas grew up in Chicago, spent a semester in college in Ireland, and graduated from Western Illinois University. She lived near Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, for over 20 years, where her sons Travis and Brendan were born. She worked as a freelance writer and an elementary and middle school teacher during these years. She now lives in Florida, where she loves to go to the beach and listen to Jimmy Buffett music. She also loves to visit her trailer in the woods in central Wisconsin, where she takes care of her garden and hikes in the pines. Besides nonfiction children's books, she writes for an educational software publishing company in Wisconsin.

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On My Own Biography

Engage readers’ interest and imagination! These award-winning biographies feature full-page illustrations. Written in story format, each book features pivotal episodes that reveal what kind of person the subject is (or was) and how he or she came to be famous. View available downloads →