I, Juan De Pareja

I, Juan De Pareja

Book - 1965
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Winner of the 1966 Newbery MedalAn ALA Notable BookA New York Times Best Juvenile Book of the YearJuan is the slave of the great Spanish painter Diego Valazquez and helps his master in his studio by preparing paints and stretching canvases. But Juan is an artist, too: he has taught himself by watching his master's technique. Although such work is forbidden by slaves, Jaun cannot keep his secret any longer.What will happen when the truth is known? Latino Interest.
Publisher: New York, : Farrar, 1965
ISBN: 9780374335311
Branch Call Number: J FICTION Trevino Elizabet
Characteristics: xii, 180 p. ;,22 cm.


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Lovestoread5 Jul 11, 2018

I really thought I wouldn't like this book too much, but in fact, I did! It's a wonderful story; well written, fast-paced, and the author makes you like the main characters as well. It's imaginative and the reader gets to go on the travels with Master and Juanico from Spain to Italy. Great friendship story.

Mar 12, 2018

Beautifully written. Excellent story of a slave who wants to be a painter like his master. The author masterfully illustrates the personalities of each character. Very Highly Recommended.

May 21, 2017

Fascinating book, I had never heard about Juan before.

Apr 30, 2017

Excellent book and a wonderful read. Also, very educational and close to the truth about the personages' lives. My son and I loved this and it is probably one of the best children's books we've ever read.


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