The Magical Life of Mr. Renny by Leo Timmers
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A colorful picture book about Mr. Renny, an artist who suddenly finds his paintings coming to life. An imaginative retelling of the King Midas story.
 

About Leo Timmers

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Leo Timmers was born in 1970, in Belgium. After training as a graphic designer, he began to write and illustrate children's books, going on to win a number of international awards. He lives in Brussels with his wife and daughters.
 
Published August 1, 2012 by 21st Century. 40 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Children's Books.

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However, when his friend Rose wants to buy a real painting, he explains that she can’t.

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Publishers Weekly

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Belgian artist Timmers (Crow) pays tribute to Belgian artist René Magritte in a vibrant, highly entertaining inquiry into the difference between what’s real and what merely looks real.

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A little Robin that Mr Renny had painted is one of the first things to come to life, and so this little Robin is in some of the later pictures with Mr Renny and we can see the Robin's own story as he (or she) meets another Robin, they go travelling together, and then in their final scene together...

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ForeWord Reviews

This bright and busy book tells the story of Mr. Renny, a painter whose works resemble their subjects so vividly they’re indistinguishable from the real thing.

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