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Katie just can't decide what she wants to be when she grows up. Perhaps a trip to the gallery to see five famous paintings by world-renowned British artists might give her some ideas? And can she help the shepherd boy from Constable's The Cornfield to round up all those pesky sheep? For almost two decades, the Katie series has been bringing art to life for young children.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published August 1st 2008 by Hodder & Stoughton (first published 2008)
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Katie and the British Artists by James Mayhew follows Katie on another adventure in an art gallery where this time she encounters fice famous British paintings.

In an attempt to discover what she would like to do when she grows up, she climbs into Constable's painting 'The Cornfield' where a shepherd boy gives her an introduction to his occupation, which they both agree is hard work. So together, they decide to scour the gallery for alternative occupations. Turners' 'Rain, Steam and Speed' offers...more
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Any book that simplifies and presents classic art to children is good!
Another good story and art from Mayhew. This one focuses on work and jobs while highlighting British artists.
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Born in Stamford, Lincolnshire in1964, James Mayhew grew up in the Dickensian village of Blundeston in Suffolk. After completing a Foundation Course at Lowestoft College, he studied illustration at Maidstone College of Art, graduating in 1987 with First Class honours. His first book for children was Katie's Pictures Show, (Orchard Books 1989) establishing the long running series about a child's ad...more
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