Meeting Cezanne

Michael Morpurgo unravels the secrets of a famous artist in his latest stunning novel, set in the beautiful Provence countryside.

When Yannick is sent to stay with his Aunt Mathilde in the South of France, he cannot believe his luck. If the paintings of his mother’s beloved Cezanne are to be believed, surely Provence is paradise itself. So begins an idyllic month for the young boy. By day he roams the rolling hills and valleys of Aix-en-Provence. At night, he helps out at his aunt’s bustling village inn. All the while, he dreams about his beautiful cousin Amandine, feeling he has come to the most wonderful place in the world. But Yannick’s joy is shattered when he accidentally destroys a precious drawing by Cezanne himself. As he tries to put things right, he makes the most surprising discovery…

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    The beautiful pictures and story. I like this book as well as ‘This Morning I Met a Whale’.

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    Michael Morpurgo

    Master storyteller Michael Morpurgo has written over 100 books for children, and has won a multitude of awards as well as serving as Children’s Laureate from 2003-2005.


    Michael was the Children’s Laureate 2003-2005, and has won many awards including The Whitbread Prize For The Wreck of the Zanzibar, the Smarties prize for The Butterfly Lion the Blue Peter Award for Private Peaceful and the Red House award for Shadow.

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