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The Little Painter of Sabana Grande

Illustrated by Robert Casilla



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About The Book

When little painter Fernando has all the supplies to paint with but no paper to paint on, he takes his artistic talents to the walls of the village houses as he brings color to the homes of Sabana Grande.

With school out and nothing to keep him busy, Fernando embarks on a special hunt as he sources paints from various pieces of the wild. He gathers all the colors he can imagine—blue from a berry, yellow from meadow grasses, red from the clay—until he has enough to paint any picture he can dream up, but he quickly realizes he has no paper to paint on.

Soon, he notices that the white walls of the village houses are too plain for their own good, and after his parents give into his pleas, Fernando sets off to add some color to his entire village of Sabana Grande.

“This picturesque true story will engage adults reading aloud and may well inspire budding artists—some, perhaps, with hidden penchants for painting on surfaces other than paper.” – Publishers Weekly

About The Author

Patricia M. Markun is the author of The Little Painter of Sabana Grande, a Simon & Schuster book.

About The Illustrator

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (September 12, 2014)
  • Length: 32 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781481444583
  • Grades: P - 3
  • Ages: 4 - 8

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