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Little Frida: A Story of Frida Kahlo

By: Anthony Browne

Following a bout with polio at the age of six, Frida Kahlo's life was marked by pain and loneliness. In real life she walked with a limp, but in her dreams she flew. One day, her imagination took her on a journey to a girl in white who could dance without pain and hold her secrets, an indelible figure who would find her way into Frida's art in years to come. Inspired by Frida Kahlo's diary, Anthony Browne captures the essence of the artist's early flights of fancy and depicts both Frida and her imaginary friend in vivid illustrations evoking Kahlo's iconic style. A note at the end offers a brief biography of the artist who has intrigued art lovers the world over.

Note on Frida Kahlo. Full-color illustrations done in watercolor and gouache.

ISBN: 9781536209334

JLG Release: Jan 2020


Sensitive Areas: Discrimination: Disability
Topics: Frida Kahlo (1907–1954) , Polio , Childhood , Dreams , Imagination , Children with disabilities , Friendship , Mexican artists , Women artists

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Little Frida, a round-headed girl of six with a bowl cut, expressive brown eyes, and a thin unibrow, describes falling ill with polio and feeling different from her peers. When she draws a door in the condensation on her bedroom window, it leads her into the world of her imagination, which is where the majority of the book takes place. There she me Little Frida, a round-headed girl of six with a bowl cut, expressive brown eyes, and a thin unibrow, describes falling ill with polio and feeling different from her peers. When she draws a door in the condensation on her bedroom window, it leads her into the world of her imagination, which is where the majority of the book takes place. There she meets a girl, her mirror image, who becomes her friend, muse, and confidant for life. While maintaining his own style, Browne artfully captures the essence of Kahlo’s work in each illustration, with nods to her distinctive landscapes, clothing, and animal motifs. The story ends with the child back at home, with a dawning interest in art. The book is certainly more story than biography, as it contains only a snapshot of Kahlo’s childhood, and no bibliography or extended reading. An author’s note includes a reference to Kahlo’s diary in which she describes meeting an imaginary friend. This abstract adventure with lush illustrations will engage readers, and perhaps create new devotees of the artist. A suggested purchase for libraries with room for another Kahlo-inspired picture book.

Book Details

ISBN

9781536209334

First Release

January 2020

Genre

Fic

Dewey Classification

E

Trim Size

10 1/4" x 11 3/4"

Page Count

32

Accelerated Reader

N/A

Scholastic Reading Counts

N/A

Lexile

N/A

Format

Print Book

Edition

Hardcover edition

Publisher

Candlewick

Potentially Sensitive Areas

Discrimination: Disability

Topics

Frida Kahlo (1907–1954), Polio, Childhood, Dreams, Imagination, Children with disabilities, Friendship, Mexican artists, Women artists,

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