This is an engaging and well-written book, and my favourite part is the afterword by the author, in which she tells you exactly what is true and what isn't. It was also fun to look up the historical data afterward. Also, major time-skips that were confusing and led to having no idea what year we were in, let alone how old the main character was, etc. What an interesting take on a life story. Bookseller: , Washington, United States Square Fish, 2008.
Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed. Pareja meets good people that want to help him throughout his life journey. Careful research yields authentic 17th century detail as Trevnio recreates the Baroque court of Spain, from the viewpoint of the royal painter, Diego Velasquez, and his faithful Black slave, Juan de Pareja. I brought three home from the library at random, and this was one of them. He recognizes his Masters talent and would love to paint except it is illegal that a slave learn art. The fact that this is based on real people though little is actually known about their lives other than their names and that they were painters, along with a few other tidbits included in the story made it even more interesting.
This is a mistake, I think, giving away too much of the story. Name this 1999 Newbery Medal winner by Louis Sachar. Together, these two artists, one publicly famous and o Well deserving on the medal! I even got teary at the end! About this Item: Square Fish. I, Juan de Pareja reminded me of Amos Fortune, Free Man. There was also a lot of mercy and forbearance, compassion, empathy and belief, and above all, friendship in this book that made it a joy to read. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. The book's Newberry Medal was well deserved.
He was making obeisance to the truth as he saw it. Through the hardships of voyages to Italy, through the illnesses of Velázquez, Juan de Pareja loyally serves until the death of the painter in 1660. Description When the great Velázquez was painting his masterpieces at the Spanish court in the seventeenth century, his colors were expertly mixed and his canvases carefully prepared by his slave, Juan de Pareja. She won the Newbery Medal in 1966 for I, Juan de Pareja. Of course, anytime a narrative about lives such as these is created there are many generalities that must be made and some artistic license is taken with filling in the gaps. I choose this as a read aloud for our history and I was hooked on Pacquito from page 1. Corners, pages may be dent.
The book covers many years and includes several trips to other countries, like Italy where the master painter was commissioned to paint the portrait of the pope. Newbery Medal Winner--1966 This started off slow, but by the end I was surprisingly emotionally invested in Juan, his kind master Diego, and their families. When Velázquez discovers that he and Juan share a love for the art which is his very life, the painter proves his friendship in the most incredible fashion, for in those days it was forbidden by law for slaves to learn or practice the arts. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. There was not a lot that actually happened, and the time span of decades made it difficult to connect with the characters sometimes. So soon I was to thank God most fervently that he had given me my tender companion before all our sorrow came upon us, for without her I do not think I could have stood it. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact.
Perhaps it was the fault of the audiobook narrator at times, but in general I fe This book was interesting, and I enjoyed it as I was listening to the audiobook which disappointed me a bit. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. This makes Juan dreadfully unhappy, as he thinks he's committing a grave sin by disobeying this law. Though intended for children, it is the work of a mature writer, showing depth and nuance. Among her other books are: Nacar the White Deer, The Greek of Toledo, Casilda of the Rising Moon, Beyond the Gates of Hercules, and The Fourth Gift.
It's a beautiful and well-written piece of historical fiction, with luminescent characters and an engaging story line. Rubens and Van Dyke were painting in the Low Countries: Galileo, Newton, and Harvey were contributing scientific knowledge that would turn conceptions of the material world into new channels. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. But I am a religious man. Even third graders are begging for Dystopian, and if it's not that it's fantasy or adventure. The spine may show signs of wear. Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.
About this Item: Square Fish. We also learn of the character of Velaquez, how he went about his art and how he treated his family and others. An excellent book for young readers, with the caveat that Borton's vocabulary will challenge many. Many paths of interest lead from this original, beautifully written story. Because of its complexity, Juan is best for middle-school and older readers. I will say that I was thrilled that the author wrote a note at the end of the book talking about what was true the broad strokes and what was fiction just about every detail or specific scene! This is juvenile historical fiction about Diego Velazquez the painter and his slave, Juan de Pareja. I want to learn more about Catholicism and the meaning behind the Rosary and some of the religious implications of the book.
A1 Bookseller: , California, United States. Then she went on to make me write a review about it. I see that some editions have taken the image of Juan with King Philip that was originally on the back of the d A tremendous book. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Possible ex library copy, thatâ ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. About this Item: Condition: Acceptable.