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Diego by Jeanette Winter


by Jeanette Winter

Other authors: Jonah Wnter

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This is a biography about Diego Rivera a famous Mexican artist. I enjoyed the story from his childhood to his adult life, that the book was presented both in English and Spanish and the great illustrations which really gave the book character. I only removed half a star because of the fact that many of the sentences were overly simple which broke up the story and stuck out to me. ( )
  Kevin-Kelley | Nov 12, 2018 |
I think that this book is very good for young children to be read to. It gives you a few details about his childhood and inspiration for is artworks. I also liked the fact that everything was translated into spanish after every passage or so. If I were to change anything it would be to give a little more background of Diego as a whole. There was definitely a lot there like both him and his brother falling ill and going entering an art school, but maybe a tiny bit more. ( )
  JasonCam1 | Jan 30, 2018 |
This is a great book and it shows the text in English and Spanish. Diego was born in Guanajuato and had a twin brother that died of a sickness when they were young. Diego felt alone throughout life and became ill. His loving parents found an Indian healer to try and help Diego overcome this sickness. She took him to her hut that was filled with magical things that helped people from all over the country. While staying at the healers hut he begin to get better and played with and learned about many different animals. He remained healthy and was able to return home. When he returned his parent gifted him with colored chalk that he used to draw art everywhere you could imagine. He didn't do to well at school because he could not keep his mind off of art. He started art school but thought it was boring to draw what they put in front of him so he decided to draw whatever he saw. He painted realistic events including happy and sad times. Diego traveled the world to bring his ideas back to Mexico. Diego Rivera helped change the meaning of art by making Mexico proud of the murals he painted that told the story about their life. ( )
  Gsmith0930 | Oct 26, 2017 |
This book is about Diego. He is a Mexican artist. His art becomes well known because of his representation of his country.
  Y-NhiVu | Nov 27, 2014 |
Diego is a charming book about Diego Rivera,a world-renowned artist who had humble beginnings in Guanajuato, Mexico, in 1886. The story tells of how he loved art as a little boy and drew everything around him all day long. He never really liked anything but art and his parents encouraged him to pursue what he loved. What made Diego's art special was that he didn't paint paintings to hang in museums but rather he painted murals in public places that everyone could see. The book was written and illustrated by a husband and wife team. They captured the feel of Diego's growing up in the jungle and the small village where he lived with his parents. His father covered the walls of their house with blackboards so Diego could draw as much as he wanted.

I loved the book because it told Diego's story so simply and the illustrations were very much like the Mexican murals you see today. On each page was the text in English and then in Spanish. That was fun also and could certainly be a help for ESL students.

For a classroom extension, I thought about having the class make a mural for our hallway using the bright colors and simple shapes that Diego used in his murals.

Another idea might be to read about the town where Diego grew up. ( )
  barbarapatt | Oct 6, 2014 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 067985617X, Paperback)

This story of Diego Rivera, the greatest muralist of Mexico--and of the world--is told in Spanish and English. Vibrant miniature paintings convey the sense of adventure and magic that marked Rivera's early years. And the story shows how his passion for painting and love for his country combined to make a powerful art celebrating the Mexican people


Es la historia de Diego Rivera, el gran muralista Mejicano--y del mundo--y está contada en Español y en Inglés.  Vibrantes pinturas en miniatura transmiten el sentido de magia  y aventura que marcaron los primeros años de Rivera y la historia nos muestra como al combinar su pasión por la pintura y el amor por su país logró un poderoso arte que reconoce al pueblo Mejicano.

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Discusses the childhood of Diego Rivera and how it influenced his art.

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