Vincent and Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers

Available

Description

From the author of National Book Award finalist Charles and Emma comes an incredible story of brotherly love.

The deep and enduring friendship between Vincent and Theo Van Gogh shaped both brothers' lives. Confidant, champion, sympathizer, friend--Theo supported Vincent as he struggled to find his path in life. They shared everything, swapping stories of lovers and friends, successes and disappointments, dreams and ambitions. Meticulously researched, drawing on the 658 letters Vincent wrote to Theo during his lifetime, Deborah Heiligman weaves a tale of two lives intertwined and the extraordinary love of the Van Gogh brothers.

Praise for Vincent and Theo:

Printz Honor Book
YALSA Nonfiction Award Winner
SCBWI Golden Kite Winner
Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards Winner, Nonfiction

Cybils Senior High Nonfiction Award Winner

A remarkably insightful, profoundly moving story of fraternal interdependence and unconditional love. --Kirkus, starred review

A breathtaking achievement that will leave teens eager to learn more. --School Library Journal, starred review

Product Details

Price
$12.99  $11.95
Publisher
Square Fish
Publish Date
October 08, 2019
Pages
464
Dimensions
5.9 X 1.2 X 8.9 inches | 1.4 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781250211064

Earn by promoting books

Earn money by sharing your favorite books through our Affiliate program.

Become an affiliate

About the Author

Deborah Heiligman has written many books for children, including National Book Award Finalist Charles and Emma: The Darwins' Leap of Faith and The Boy Who Loved Math. She lives with her family in New York City.

Reviews

Printz Honor Book
YALSA Nonfiction Award Winner
SCBWI Golden Kite Winner
Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards Winner, Nonfiction
Cybils Senior High Nonfiction Award Winner

"A remarkably insightful, profoundly moving story of fraternal interdependence and unconditional love." --Kirkus, starred review

"A breathtaking achievement that will leave teens eager to learn more." --School Library Journal, starred review

"In fittingly painterly language, Heiligman offers vivid descriptions of Vincent's artwork and life, which grow more detailed and colorful as Vincent's own artistic style becomes richer and more refined . . . This illuminating glimpse into the van Goghs' turbulent life and historical period will add compelling depth to readers' understanding of the iconic painter. " --Booklist, starred review

"A unique and riveting exploration of art, artists, and brotherly love." --The Horn Book, starred review

"An intensive exploration of their turbulent lives" --Publishers Weekly, starred review

"This title is a treasure for readers who want to immerse in a roiling domestic drama and who don't back away from a good cry" --The Bulletin, starred review

"Passion, intimacy and family love propel this masterful, suitably impressionistic portrait of the relationship of artist Vincent Van Gogh and his brother Theo. . . . thorough familiarity with the brothers' copious correspondence; sensitivity and originality in reading it, and alertness to the imaginative afterlife of seemingly simple exchanges make this revelatory, compulsive reading. Highly recommended." --The Toronto Star

"Heiligman's writing is evocative; it is lyrical, and the scenes seem like paintings. She deftly explores the characters' inner lives and gives insight into the attitude people of the day had about mental illness." --VOYA

Charles and Emma

National Book Award Finalist

"The unlikely, and happy marriage of Charles Darwin and Emma Wedgewood comes to life in Heiligman's intelligent and fast-moving book." --New York Times Book Review

"With empathy, humor and insight, Heiligman proves the truth of the maxim that behind every great man there is indeed a great woman. There have been many Darwin-themed books published this year . . . this is clearly the best." --NPR.org

"This is the 'wow' biography on the Darwins--meticulously researched, richly rendered and rewarding every step of the way." --San Francisco Chronicle