SIX - SIX Starred Reviews!
Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards Winner, Nonfiction
"A remarkably insightful, profoundly moving story of fraternal interdependence and unconditional love." —Kirkus, starred review, on Vincent and Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers
"A breathtaking achievement that will leave teens eager to learn more." —School Library Journal, starred review, on Vincent and Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers
"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, on Vincent and Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers
"A unique and riveting exploration of art, artists, and brotherly love." —The Horn Book, starred review, on Vincent and Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers
"An intensive exploration of their turbulent lives" —Publishers Weekly, starred review, on Vincent and Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers
"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, on Vincent and Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers
Printz Honor Book - YALSA Nonfiction Award Winner - Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Winner - SCBWI Golden Kite Winner - Cybils Senior High Nonfiction Award Winner
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.
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.