THE HOUSE OF A HUNDRED WINDOWS by Margaret Wise Brown
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THE HOUSE OF A HUNDRED WINDOWS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Orchids to Margaret Wise Brown for experimenting with an idea and to Harper for publishing it. Picture book age will pore over it; a bit older will want the text read to them; and even above nine will find it the ideal introduction to famous paintings, carefully chosen with appreciation of child interest...The little cat is quite content to stay inside his house and look out through its hundred windows, because from these windows he can see beauty, excitement, danger, humor and tranquility -- captured for him by famous artists, -- Rousseau, Ryder, Chirco, Audubon, Tanguy, etc. No hackneyed selections here, but a high level of quality, fifteen selections reproduced by photogravure in black and white with the house itself a painting of a castle by moonlight, by Henri Rousseau. A quaint little story, not too sugar-coated which does bring fine art to small persons.
Pub Date: April 24th, 1945
Publisher: Harper
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 1st, 1945




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