Vincent’s Starry Night and Other Stories

A Children's History of Art



ISBN: 9781780676142 Categories: ,

Michael Bird


An enthralling journey through 40,000 years of art, from prehistoric cave paintings right up to the present day. Discover artists and their art around the world, in exciting and imaginative tales about artists and the way they created their work.

Written by educator and art historian Michael Bird, and illustrated by Kate Evans, the book also features reproductions of the famous artworks discussed, a comprehensive timeline of events, and extra feature spreads on places connected with art.

This is a beautiful and engaging introduction to art for any home or school library.

Additional information

Weight 1423 g
Dimensions 21.3 x 27.4 cm
Publisher name Laurence King Publishing Ltd
Publication date 1 July 2016
Number of pages 336
Format Hardback
Contributors Illustrated by Kate Evans
Dimensions 21.3 x 27.4 cm
Weight 1423 g


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Michael Bird is a writer, art historian and radio broadcaster. His books include 100 Ideas that Changed Art (Laurence King, 2012). He has also published many essays and articles, and lectures widely. He currently holds a Goodison Fellowship at the British Library, where he is researching the oral history of modern British art.

Kate Evans is a freelance illustrator with clients including HarperCollins, The Guardian, Macmillan Books, National Geographic, Transport for London and V&A Magazine. She has had exhibitions in Bristol, Bath, London and Stockholm. Kate lives and works in Bristol.