Ukrainian Children’s Books about Arts

01.06.16
Ukrainian Children’s Books about Arts

Specially on the occasion of the International Children’s Day, we decided to tell about new series of children’s books about arts, created by Ukrainian publishing house.

Nebo BookLab Publishing is Ukrainian art publishing house, founded by Nebo Art Gallery. Its main activities are focused on creation of art books for children and adults. The purpose of these books is to get adults and children interested in arts and make it more modern and understandable. For this reason, Nebo BookLab Publishing gathered best contemporary authors, combined gallery experience, creativity of young Ukrainian illustrators and the latest innovative practices of Ukrainian and international museums.

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Book about painting is the first book series about art for children from publishing Nebo BookLab Publishing: three museums, three paintings and three unique stories. Imagine if the heroes depicted on the paintings could tell us their stories. Each book’s protagonist is the hero of a concrete painting. They live in different times, different cities and countries. Moreover, while following the plot, the book reader will find interesting facts about artists and paintings from the museums.
The first three books of the series are:
- "The Portrait of Little Olga" (based on the work of Tatiana Yablonska "Got Sick" from the National Art Museum of Ukraine in Kiev);
- "The first Stephanie’s Lace" (based on the work of Otto van Veen "Portrait of a Girl" from the Museum of Western and Oriental Art in Kiev)
- "Three Lives of Vasik Cat" (based on the work of Ivan Kramskoy “Girl with a Cat” the National Museum of Russian Art in Kiev).

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Apart from telling interesting stories while educating, all these children’s books about arts from Nebo BookLab Publishing are incredibly beautiful and are pleasant even to look at. This may be a great present for both children and adults who understand Ukrainian and Russian languages, as well as a nice souvenir from Ukraine.

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