By Marguerite Henry
Benjamin West was once born with a unprecedented gift—the present of constructing work of individuals, animals, and landscapes so real to lifestyles they “took one’s breath away.” yet Benjamin is a part of a deeply non secular Quaker family members, and Quaker ideals forbid the production of images.
Because Benjamin’s family members didn’t approve of his paintings, he needed to make his personal portray offers. The neighborhood local american citizens taught him the best way to combine paints from earth, clay, and crops. And his cat, Grimalkin, sacrificed hair from his tail for Ben’s brushes.
This vintage tale from Newbery Award–winning writer Marguerite Henry good points the unique textual content and illustrations in a beautiful collectible hardcover edition.
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