Magritte's Apple by Klaas VerplanckeMagritte's Apple by Klaas Verplancke

Magritte's Apple

byKlaas Verplancke

Hardcover | October 11, 2016

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A man named René floats through the world of his dreams and imagination, fulfilling his desire to become a painter—of apples and hats, apple hats, apple-these and apple-thats. In his paintings, leaves are lips, baguettes are noses, the right side is never up, and the upside is never down. Award-winning author Klaas Verplancke mashes everyday objects and words together in ways that are guaranteed to make kids laugh and think. René Magritte (Belgian, 1898–1967), one of the world’s most beloved artists, created whimsical, subversive paintings that helped launch the popularity of surrealism. His works combined words and images in novel, thought-provoking ways, and used humor and ordinary subjects to inspire viewers to question the world around them.
Klaas Verplancke is a Belgian author, illustrator, and professor of illustration. His books have won multiple awards and his illustrations have been published in the New York Times, as well as in dozens of magazines and newspapers throughout Europe. He lives in Brussels.
Title:Magritte's AppleFormat:HardcoverDimensions:40 pages, 11.75 × 9.25 × 0.5 inPublished:October 11, 2016Publisher:Museum of Modern Art, New YorkLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1633450163

ISBN - 13:9781633450165


Editorial Reviews

“The best children’s books also get adults thinking and, as an introduction to philosophy and the nature of language, this one certainly does.”