Mr. Gauguin's Heart

Mr. Gauguin's Heart

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Based on a true story, Mr. Gauguin's Heart is about the birth of imagination and the solace of art. Young Paul Gauguin sailed from Denmark to Peru with his family: his mother, his father, his sister, Marie, and his odd-looking, imaginary orange dog. At first being on the boat was fun; he loved to walk his dog on the ship's bridge. Then one day, Paul found his mother in tears; his father had died.

When the ship docked, Paul refused to leave. Then an old man took him by the hand and in a few brush strokes, he had stirred a passion that lay just beneath the boy's surface. He had shown Paul how to paint, but, more than that, he taught him how to bring his memories to life.

Mr. Gauguin's Heart is a charming and heartwarming story of how, as a boy, Paul Gauguin learned to channel his grief from the death of his father and pour it into his first painting -- one that would pave the way to many masterpieces.
Publisher: Toronto : Tundra Books, 2007
ISBN: 9780887768248
Branch Call Number: jP Croteau
Characteristics: [22] p. : col. ill. ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Arsenault, Isabelle 1978-
Ouriou, Susan
Alternative Title: Mister Gauguin's heart


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Kirbs Aug 16, 2011

Beautifully illustrated story of how painting is magical and how art/artists can bring things to life. Lovely.


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