The Boy Who Bit Picasso

The Boy Who Bit Picasso

  1. Antony Penrose
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  • ISBN 9780500238738
  • 23.00 x 17.00 cm
  • PLC (with jacket)
  • 48pp
  • 67 Illustrations, 22 in colour
  • First published 2010
‘An inspirational mini-memoir for children’ – Harper’s Bazaar
'A must for children of all ages, whether grey haired or still of the biting variety’ – The Art Newspaper
‘A gem’ – The Observer
‘The mutual admiration that the boy and the famous artist shared shines out from every page … with the photographs evoking a truly touching intimacy’ – Junior
‘Reveals a side to the 20th century’s most famous artist that you won’t have seen before, and that’s what makes it so special’ – RPS Journal

This is a delightful children’s book and a wonderful introduction to Picasso.

It tells the true story of Antony Penrose – son of the photographer Lee Miller and the painter and writer Roland Penrose – and his childhood friendship with the great artist.

The book features over 65 enchanting illustrations, including artworks by Picasso, photographs by Lee Miller and specially commissioned drawings by children.

‘This charismatic little children’s book serves as a super beginning point to introduce a youngster to Picasso … stimulating and creative’ – The American


‘A rare glimpse into the personality of one of the most famous artists of the 20th century … fantastic’ – British Museum Friends Magazine
‘… teachers who are involved with the creative side of the curriculum will appreciate it, that’s for sure’ – School Librarian

Antony Penrose lives in Sussex, in the house where he grew up and where the great Picasso once came to stay. He keeps the house as it was in his parents’ day, and also runs the Lee Miller Archives.

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