Books by Michelle Dionetti

PAINTING THE WIND by Michelle Dionetti
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Children will come away with an understanding that art is a different way of seeing, that name-calling always hurts, and that kindness may be rewarded—but those messages are laid out with a hand that is occasionally heavy. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Dionetti tells ``A Story of Vincent van Gogh,'' viewing the familiar story of the painter through the eyes of his real charwoman's fictional youngest daughter, Claudine. Read full book review >
COAL MINE PEACHES by Michelle Dionetti
Released: Aug. 1, 1991

"A nostalgic slice of social history as represented by one hard-working Italian-American family, handsomely illustrated in sweeping impressionistic watercolors. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A young girl reminisces about the family history her grandfather has described to her, tying the narrative together with the poetically named plums he used to joke about with his brothers when they worked as boys in a mine—a story he makes so vivid that his granddaughter is prepared to believe it two generations later. Read full book review >