Elizabeth Ripley's appreciation of graphic art is combined once again with her faculty for stating facts vividly and clearly in this introduction of the Florentine painter Sandro Botticelli. Thirty-two clear reproductions in black and white are accompanied by substantial texts which explain the content of the paintings, the contemporary events which gave rise to them, and, briefly, the technical devices which distinguish them. A painter richly endowed with imagination and decorative brilliance, Botticelli is an excellent host for children in their initial explorations into the world of art. Elizabeth Ripley writes in full appreciation of his genius, conveying not only the pertinent facts of his life and work, but a contagious enthusiasm for the beauty which he evokes. Both home and school libraries will be enriched by this book.