Leonardo and the Magic Art Cart by Marianne Bickett
Art a la Cart

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Believing in discovery and trusting one's "inner wisdom" is the theme of this top-notch adventure tale …Bickett is a master at creating intrigue …
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Recommended for ages ten through adult.

Hi, my name is Kala Milerano. Recently my family relocated to California from a small ranch in Oregon. Last year, my mother died, so my father decided a new life would help him to move on.  Zia Vera, my eccentric great- aunt arrived to live with us. There’s no such thing as an ordinary day with her!

Creek Side Elementary School is full of surprises and my first year in Mr. Well’s fifth grade class has been utterly unbelievable.  We have a new art teacher, Ms. Fitt – yes, that’s her real name – who has this amazing art cart, that takes us on adventures beyond our wildest imaginations. Who would have thought that we’d meet the Leonardo da Vinci in person?  The trouble is he slips unnoticed into the future, and then we lose Leonardo when we try to get him back to the Renaissance.  My friends and I have to figure out how to rescue the great artist and return Leonardo before he gets any older, which is a big problem because he keeps growing so fast!  Thank goodness we meet Strega Maria, who guides us and sends us off on our own.  And, to top it off, we meet this wonderful young artist from the Baroque period, Elisabetta Sirani, who helps us find our way.

Leonardo and the Magic Art Cart, Art a la Cart Book One is a planned series of magical encounters with artists of the past, present and future, led by the zany Ms. Fitt.  All is not as it seems and Ms. Fitt is not who she seems to be, either.  Mystery enfolds the cast of characters, as they not only learn about artists and art, but about connections, loss, letting go, and beginning again. Art may imitate life; however, art is definitely life!

To learn more about the book and meet the author, visit: www.MariannArts.biz

 

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Published April 16, 2013 by Trafford Publishing. 302 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction
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