I, Juan de Pareja

I, Juan de Pareja

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ISBN: 9780312380052
Grades: 4-10

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What would it be like to be the slave of the great Spanish painter Diego Velzquez? To grind his paints, stretch his canvases, and clean his paint brushes every day? This fictional novel by Elizabeth Borton de Trevio gives a creative look into the life of Juan de Pareja, the slave of Velzquez. Throughout, Juan tells of his master's life through his own eyes - what it was like to watch Velzquez paint, to accompany him on the errands of the King, and to learn to paint in secret by watching his master's technique, as such work was forbidden to slaves. Little is known for certain about Velzquez and Juan's relationship, but the author does a wonderful job drawing from what is known to create this enjoyable Newberry Medal book with a bittersweet ending. 180 pgs, pb. elise

What would it be like to be the slave of the great Spanish painter Diego Velázquez? To grind his paints, stretch his canvases, and clean his paint brushes every day? This fictional novel by Elizabeth Borton de Treviño gives a creative look into the life of Juan de Pareja, the slave of Velázquez. Throughout, Juan tells of his master's life through his own eyes - what it was like to watch Velázquez paint, to accompany him on the errands of the King, and to learn to paint in secret by watching his master's technique, as such work was forbidden to slaves. Little is known for certain about Velázquez and Juan's relationship, but the author does a wonderful job drawing from what is known to create this enjoyable Newberry Medal book with a bittersweet ending. 180 pgs, pb. - elise




Primary Subject
Library Builders
Grade Start
4
Grade End
10
ISBN
9780312380052
Binding
Trade Paper
Pages
180
Language
English
Ages
13 to 17
Audience
Young Adult
Author
Elizabeth Borton de Trevino
Format
Softcover Book
Brand Name
Square Fish
Weight
0.3 (lbs.)
Dimensions
8.0" x 5.25" x 0.5"
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A friend recommended this for a co-op class I am teaching. I'm so glad she did - what a beautiful story!
Teri H on Sep 8, 2018
home school history study
laura p on Apr 25, 2018
A friend recommended this for a co-op class I am teaching. I'm so glad she did - what a beautiful story!
Teri H on Sep 8, 2018
Additional reading to go along with Story of the World Volume 3 book.
Cynthia B on May 15, 2018
home school history study
laura p on Apr 25, 2018
Additional reading to go along with Story of the World Volume 3 book.
Cynthia B on May 15, 2018
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