Belle: The Amazing, Astonishingly Magical Journey of an Artfully Painted Lady

About the Author

Mary Lee Corlett is an art historian and a research associate at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.

Phyllis Saroff is an artist whose work has appeared in books and magazines and her paintings of wildlife are used in outdoor displays in wildlife management areas across the country. She ...

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Mary Lee Corlett is an art historian and a research associate at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.

Phyllis Saroff is an artist whose work has appeared in books and magazines and her paintings of wildlife are used in outdoor displays in wildlife management areas across the country. She lives in Annapolis, MD.

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Belle: The Amazing, Astonishingly Magical Journey of an Artfully Painted Lady

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Written by Mary Lee Corlett, Illustrated by Phyllis Saroff

This wonderful story, with realistic and captivating illustrations, is the perfect way to introduce children to the world of fine art. The adventure begins when Belle, a butterfly who had been quietly hovering over a beautiful white poppy in a seventeenth-century Dutch still life at the National Gallery ...

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This wonderful story, with realistic and captivating illustrations, is the perfect way to introduce children to the world of fine art. The adventure begins when Belle, a butterfly who had been quietly hovering over a beautiful white poppy in a seventeenth-century Dutch still life at the National Gallery of Art, suddenly finds herself flying out of the painting. Accidentally dislodged when museum staff had jostled the canvas, Belle and her sidekick Brimstone must find their way back home. Because they are made of paint, they discover that they can move in and out of the other paintings in the museum as they search for their own picture. But they must also avoid becoming lunch for a hungry bird, who released from another painting by an awkward bump from Brimstone, is in hot pursuit. Belle is an enthralling adventure through three hundred years of art!

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  • Softcover
  • 56 pages, 30 color photos, 60 color illustrations, 10 x 10 inches
  • Recommended for ages 8 to 10


Editorial Reviews

  “This is a fun way to introduce children to the joy of art” - Dorothy Vogel, American Art Collector

 
“Dislodged from their masterpiece Belle and her cohort take an adventurous flutter through art history. Belle leads them through danger with determination and charm…a true heroine” Dorothy Lichtenstein, President of the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation