The Paint Box Allows A Glimpse of Renaissance Life

Posted on February 9th, 2011 by Carolyn Hart in Wonderful Picture Books

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The Paint Box – written by Maxine Trottier and illustrated by Stella East


Set in Venice, The Paint Box is the story of Marietta and her friend Piero. Both children are fascinated with creating art. Because she is a girl, Marietta must disguise herself when she works with her father and studies to be a painter. Piero is a slave, who longs to return to his family and freedom. He shares Marietta’s love of art. Beautifully illustrated and written, this picture book provides insight into Renaissance life and will surely inspire young artists.
32 pages, Ages 6+

The Paint Box was shortlisted by the Canadian Childrens’ Book Centre for their Our Choice Award in 2005

Maxine Trottier’s website

Stella East’s website

The Paint Box at Amazon.com

The Paint Box at Amazon.ca


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