Vincent Can't Sleep: Van Gogh Paints the Night Sky by Barb Rosenstock

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Vincent Can't Sleep: Van Gogh Paints the Night Sky Read Online Free - Vincent can't sleep . . .
out, out, out he runs!
flying through the garden--marigold, geranium, blackberry, raspberry--
past the church with its tall steeple, down rolling hills and sandy paths meant for sheep,
He dives at last into the velvety, violet heath, snuggles under a blanket of sapphire sky,
and looks up, up, up . . . to visit with the stars.
Vincent van Gogh often found himself unable to sleep and wandered under starlit skies. Those nighttime experiences provided the inspiration for many of his paintings, including his most famous, The Starry Night. Van Gogh sold only one painting in his lifetime--but he continued to pursue his unique vision, and ultimately became one of the most beloved artists of all time.

Title : Vincent Can't Sleep: Van Gogh Paints the Night Sky
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ISBN : 1101937106
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 40 pages


Aliza rated it ★★★★★

October 21, 2017

Besides the textured illustrations in the style of Van Gogh, I love how this book focuses on his strengths and the talented side of his genius, the asset-based perspective of mental illness.

Tasha rated it ★★★★☆

November 18, 2017

The duo that created The Noisy Paint Box, which won a Caldecott Honor, return with this look at the childhood and work of Van Gogh. The book focuses on the insomnia that plagued Van Gogh his entire life, even in his childhood when he would head outside in the middle of the night and go out into t...

Sandy rated it ★★★★☆

January 06, 2018

This is a charming take on the childhood of a renowned artist whose adult life is less than kid-friendly. The illustrations manage to be reflective of his most famous painting, STARRY NIGHT, without appearing to simply copy his work. Kids, especially the youngest, would enjoy sharing this book an...

The Reading Countess rated it ★★★★☆

January 21, 2018

Gorgeous illustrations silently remind us why we need the beauty that artists are able to bring to our lives; coupled with the lyrical lines in this ode to a man misunderstood during his time, Vincent Can't Sleep would make a great tie-in to Vincent and Theo.

Edward rated it ★★★★★

November 01, 2017

Elegant, richly textured illustrations and lyrical prose explore van Gogh’s influences and achievements.

F.T. rated it ★★★★★

December 13, 2017

I'm from the Netherlands, so I'm intimately familiar with Vincent van Gogh, his art, his story and struggles as an artist, and his life. I was a bit skeptical that it would all translate into a children's book, never mind a picture book... But the author did a brilliant job, connecting his insomni...

Stephanie rated it ★★★★★

November 18, 2017

Vincent van Gogh suffered from insomnia through his too short life. Each page opening in this intimate picture book biography tells the reader that "Vincent can't sleep" and describes the night wanderings, ruminations and many moods of his life. Gorgeous painterly artwork depicts the different co...

Barbara rated it ★★★★☆

November 01, 2017

Evocative prose that relies on the repetition of the phrase "Vincent can't sleep" to capture the essence of the painter takes readers back in time to the Netherlands and other parts of Europe when Vincent Van Gogh lived and painted. The detailed illustrations have been created with acrylic, pen,...

Becky rated it ★★★★☆

January 30, 2018

A lyrical picture book biography of artist Vincent Van Gogh. Van Gogh's story is told through his insomnia and nighttime or late night activities as the years go by. This is a very gentle and safe bio of Van Gogh. It mentions he was in the hospital and another time it mentions he sometimes scared...

Beth rated it ★★★★★

October 20, 2017

Gorgeous! Each sentence, carefully crafted, is packed with emotion and information, never a wasted word. The text provides a real sense of the artist and his restless spirit, and the rich, evocative art draws the reader in. As Rosenstock states in her dedication, it’s a story “for those who know...

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