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The Paint Box

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Marietta's father, Jacopo Tintoretto, is a renowned and famous artist living in Venice during the Renaissance era. More than anything, Merietta wants to paint like her father. But Marietta is a girl--to work and study with her father she must disguise herself in boy's clothing. Her hose and doublet allow her to accompany her father to the studios and galleries of Venice wi ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published March 27th 2003 by Fitzhenry & Whiteside
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Krista the Krazy Kataloguer
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Apr 23, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kids-books, slavery
This book, set in Venice in the 1500's, is based on the childhood of an artist named Marietta who disguised herself as a boy so that she could accompany her father, Tintoretto, also an artist. Apparently, girls were not allowed this freedom. This part of the tale is true.

The fictional part of the story involves Marietta's friend, a slave boy, who loves to draw and yearns to return home. Marietta helps the boy to freedom.

The artwork was unique in that photos of Venice were combined with paintin
Aileen Stewart
Sep 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The Paint Box was a beautifully told story of a young Venetian girl in the late 1500's who had to dress like a boy in order to accompany her artist father around Venice to galleries and workshops. Although this story is fictional, the main character, Marietta, really existed and was a fine painter.
Anna Lewis
Nov 15, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: art-book-pb
Beautiful book
Fantastic book to read to K-5 to start an art discussion
Tintoretto- 16th century painter, Venice
Lisbeth Solberg
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Another "picture book for older readers," this is a strange amalgam of fact and fiction.
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The Paint Box 1 1 Feb 27, 2012 02:50PM  
Maxine Trottier is the award-winning writer of numerous books for young people, including Claire's Gift (winner of the Mr. Christie's Book Award), Laura: A Childhood Tale of Laura Secord, the Circle of Silver Chronicles, and The Tiny Kite of Eddy Wing (winner of the CLA Book of the Year Award).

A former teacher and an avid sailor, Maxine has long been fascinated by history. She is now an associate
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