Deep, Deep Down by Lydia Lukidis          
Deep, Deep Down
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Lydia Lukidis
(Ages 7-11)

Barb Rosenstock

Dear Reader,

What do you do when you can't fall asleep? Stare at the ceiling? Raid the refrigerator? Or could you create something amazing?

As a boy, when Vincent van Gogh couldn't sleep, he wandered the fields near home, soaked up nighttime colors and visited with the stars. Years later, he often painted all night long. Now, Vincent shines as one of the brightest artists in history! VINCENT CAN'T SLEEP tells the story of "The Starry Night," Van Gogh's most famous creation.

Like our 2015 Caldecott Honor book, The Noisy Paint Box: The colors and sounds of Kandinsky's abstract art, Mary Grandpr√© and I hope young creators will be inspired by the scenes of Van Gogh's emotional story — windblown cornfields, tumbling clouds, and the glowing streets of Paris. I spent almost two years researching the details of Van Gogh's childhood and Mary even copied some of Vincent's paintings in miniature to get the feeling of his brushstrokes just right.

I hope you will love this vibrant story of Vincent's quest to capture the magic of the night.

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Colorfully yours,
Barb Rosenstock

"Together, text and pictures balance his unsettled melancholy against beauty and harmony....A soft, sad, lovely introduction to a masterpiece." —Kirkus Reviews — starred review
Vincent Can't Sleep / Barb Rosenstock / Knopf Books for Young Readers

Price: $17.99 / ISBN: 978-1101937105 / Published: October, 2017

Ages 4-10 / Picture Book