Little Girl in a Red Dress with Cat and Dog by Nicholas B. A. Nicholson

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Who is the little girl in the red dress? Discover a unique vision of how the classic painting came to be"That's me over the fireplace. When I was a little girl and living with my parents on the farm, Mr. Ammi Phillips came, and I sat for a portrait. Well, I almost sat. In those days, I couldn't sit still for long".The arrival of a travelling painter is cause for great delight when the young narrator is looking for someone to play with. She's too young to help the cook, her brothers, her sisters, her father and mother. But what else can she do? Sit for a painting, of course! But it's not as easy as it looks -- sitting still isn't as much fun as playing with her cat and dog. Or is it?The original Girl in Red with Her Cat and Dog by Ammi Phillips might have been painted in much the same setting as this striking book. Cynthia von Buhler's illustrations, reminiscent of nineteenth century American folk art -- together with Nicholas B. A. Nicholson's engaging story and helpful background note -- will appeal to children and collectors alike.

About Nicholas B. A. Nicholson

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Cynthia von Buhler is an internationally known and award-winningartist. Her artwork has been displayed in galleries and museumsaround the world, on CD covers, and in books, magazines, and newspapers.Cynthia lives in a castle on Staten Island in New York.
Published March 1, 1998 by Viking Juvenile. 32 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books.

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In his first book, in homage to American folk art, Nicholson imagines the story behind the painting Portrait of a Little Girl in a Red Dress with Cat and Dog in the Museum of American Folk Art in New York City.

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If museum walls could talk, they might share something like this imaginative debut from both author and artist, inspired by a 19th-century painting by folk artist Ammi Phillips.

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