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Young Frida Kahlo’s imaginary friend comes to life in a touching story by Anthony Browne enhanced by exquisite surreal illustrations.
Following a bout with polio at the age of six, Frida Kahlo’s life was marked by pain and loneliness. In real life she walked with a limp, but in her dreams she flew. One day her imagination took her on a journey to a girl in white who could dance without pain and hold her secrets, an indelible figure who would find her way into Frida’s art in years to come. Inspired by Frida Kahlo’s diary, Anthony Browne captures the essence of the artist’s early flights of fancy and depicts both Frida and her imaginary friend in vivid illustrations evoking Kahlo’s iconic style. A note at the end offers a brief biography of the artist who has intrigued art lovers the world over.
About the Author
Anthony Browne is a former British Children’s Laureate, a two-time winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal, and the first British winner of the Hans Christian Andersen Award for Illustration. He has written and illustrated more than forty books, including Gorilla, Little Beauty, and What If . . . ? Anthony Browne lives in Kent, England.