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The Divining Eye

Caterina and Maria de’ Medici Queens of France: the Webs of Power

Roberto Piumini

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by Roberto Piumini
english edition by Konrad Eisenbichler

"Women in Power: Caterina e Maria de' Medici. The Return to Florence of Two Queens of France" Florence, Palazzo Strozzi, 24 October 2008-8 February 2009

paperback
21 x 15 cm, 96 pp.
colour illustrations

978-88-7461-126-3 English/Italian

Roberto Piumini, one of Italy’s most famous authors of children’s literature, invites youngsters to read the stories illustrated in the monumental cycle of tapestries devoted to Queen Artemisia: riddles, nursery rhymes and dialogues in rhyme among the leading characters introduce young readers to a world of armour, knights and fantastical architecture. The joy of playing thus stimulates observation and an interest in art, as it leads to the discovery of a taste for words and their magic.