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Picasso and the Girl with a Ponytail

by Laurence Anholt

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This book is very well written in my opinion. It may appeal more to grades 5 or 6 due to the length and depth of it. It is a creative story that educates the readers on a well-known artist and his inspiration. The girl in this book is very shy in the beginning and feels awkward about the artist drawing and painting her. Ultimately she comes out of her shell and becomes an artist herself. The main message in this story is to always be yourself and to not settle for less than you know you deserve. I would definitely read this book in my future classroom if the students are old enough for it. ( )
  SamanthaPollak | Feb 6, 2017 |
the fun story of how a young girl was chosen to be paited by Picasso and all the interesting methods of how he chose to paint her
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  TUCC | Jan 26, 2017 |
In my opinion, this was an excellent book based on a famous artist. Picasso's paintings and drawings each have their own story behind them. The details inside completely follow the plot line behind the title. The story is all about the artist and the girl with the ponytail that he has model for him. The illustrations line up with the text in it describing what is occurring throughout. I learned more information about Picasso than I ever knew.

The big idea is to chase your dreams. Once Slyvette opened up and showed Picasso her sketchbook, it all flowed out from there. She sold a picture signed by Picasso that he created of her and she made a lot of money, just like he did in his younger years. ( )
  kwisem1 | Mar 4, 2014 |
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Here is the fascinating story -- based on true fact -- of a world-famous artist and a little girl who became one of his models. Sylvette first met Picasso in 1954, when she was a girl in the southern French town of Vallauris. At that time, she was the shyest and dreamiest girl among her friends, though today, she is a respected artist in her own right. When Picasso set up his studio in a nearby house, he spotted young Sylvette and was taken immediately by her classical profile and her lovely ponytail. When at last he convinced her to pose for what became the first of more than forty works of art, the two gradually became good friends. Before long, Picasso's portraits of Sylvette became famous around the world.

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Sylvette gradually begins to gain self-confidence during the summer she models for the renowned artist Pablo Picasso in the French village of Vallauris.

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