Katie and the British Artists

Author(s): James Mayhew


A beautiful new cover and generous new format to celebrate 25 years of making art an adventure!

Katie just can't decide what she wants to be when she grows up. Perhaps a trip to the gallery with Grandma will help . . . Might hte characters in five famous paintings by world-renowned British artists give her some ideas?

Learn all about these favourite British artists as Katie explores five fabulous masterpieces:

The Cornfield by Constable
Rain, Steam and Speed by Turner
Whistlejacket by Stubbs
The Painter's Daughters Chasing a Butterfly by Gainsborough
The Fighting Temeraire by Turner


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The world of five famous paintings by best-loved British artists comes to life when Katie jumps through the frame and into the picture!

"Children's books set in London are always popular and this is a particularly charming story of a girl having an adventure riding one of the Trafalgar Square lions." --"Times"

James Mayhew trained at Maidstone College of Art and his first children's book, Katie's Picture Show was published in 1989. It's been firmly in print ever since, recognised universally as the original and best introduction to art for children. Many more titles have followed, and the series sells in museums and galleries all over the world, from the Met in New York, to the Uffizi in Florence, the Louvre in Paris and beyond. Alongside his work in publishing, James has collaborated on many ambitious and imaginative projects for children. In particular he has devised and performed in a hugely successful series of concerts for children, combining live classical music, storytelling and live art. From Peter and the Wolf, to Scheherazade, James has worked with many different orchestras and musicians, including the acclaimed Orchestra of the Music Makers from Singapore. He has given performances at many illustrious venues and festivals including The Royal Opera House, The Cheltenham Music Festival and Lichfield Cathedral. James lives in Hertfordshire with his family.

General Fields

  • : 9781408331903
  • : Hodder & Stoughton
  • : Orchard Books
  • : June 2015
  • : June 2015
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : 32
  • : James Mayhew