Snail Trail by Jo Saxton
In Search of a Modern Masterpiece

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In Snail Trail, children follow a colorful snail's silvery trail as he slides through eight modern pictures while searching for his very own "snail-portrait" — a piece of art that represents him. As he glides past famous works such as Pablo Picasso's "Maya in a Sailor Suit," Jackson Pollock's "Number 20," Mark Rothko's "White Centre," Salvador Dalí's "The Persistence of Memory," and Henri Matisse's "Goldfish," the friendly snail's words convey art concepts in the simplest of ways, making this book the perfect introduction to modern art for young children.

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JO SAXTON fell in love with great paintings when she first went to the National Gallery at the age of 12. Since then, she has become a professional art historian, gaining a Ph.D. in 17th-century Dutch painting and drawing, and is an expert on art and education for school-age children. Jo has worked for the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Cambridge University, inner-city state schools and academies, and has also advised government.
Published April 27, 2010 by Frances Lincoln Children's Books. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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An affable snail tours fine-art masterpieces, inviting readers to discern which painting‘s based on him.

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