[PDF / Epub] ☉ I, Juan de Pareja ❤ Elizabeth Borton de Treviño – Soaringeaglecasino.us

I, Juan de Pareja Told Through The Eyes Of Velasquez S Slave And Assistant, This Vibrant Novel Depicts Both The Beauty And The Cruelty Of 17th Century Spain And Tells The Story Of Juan, Who Was Born A Slave And Died A Respected Artist.Latino Interest.

[PDF / Epub] ☉ I, Juan de Pareja  ❤ Elizabeth Borton de Treviño – Soaringeaglecasino.us
  • Paperback
  • 192 pages
  • I, Juan de Pareja
  • Elizabeth Borton de Treviño
  • English
  • 26 December 2018
  • 0374435251

    10 thoughts on “[PDF / Epub] ☉ I, Juan de Pareja ❤ Elizabeth Borton de Treviño – Soaringeaglecasino.us


  1. says:

    3.5 stars Juan de Pareja s portrait by Vel zquez is my favorite painting every time I see it, it makes me cry so it was with trepidation and excitement that I started this audio.The book follows the story of Juan de Pareja and his life as the slave of Diego de Vel zquez, the leading painter in the court of King Philip IV of Spain Historica...


  2. says:

    I gave this book 5 stars for several reasons The first of which probably hasto do with my personal tastes, I have studied art history throughout high school and college, and am fascinated by the subject The next reason is that there was never a dull moment The book kept me wanting to read, which is always a sign of a good book The story was very touching, and I found myself relating to and sympathizing with the main character on several levels The character devel...


  3. says:

    An excellent book for young readers, with the caveat that Borton s vocabulary will challenge many.This is fiction, not biography Told first person through Juan s eyes, this story of himself and the seventeenth century Spanish painter Diego Velazquez develops in a warm and realistic manner It betrays it 1965 origin by not sufficiently projecting then current American attitudes toward race and slavery unto...


  4. says:

    I enjoy books about real people from long ago, though there is often not enough info to create a biography This book is from a perspective of a black slave of Diego Velazquez While Velazquez paintings are not as luminescent as those I remember seeing while reading Girl With a Pearl Earring about Vermeer, I thought the characters created were admirable and worth learning about Because they were both historical fiction from the perspective of the servant of famous painters, I couldn t help c I enjoy books about real people from long ago, though there is often not enough info to create a biography This book is from a perspective of a black slave of Diego Velazquez While Velazquez paintings are not as luminescent as those I remember seeing while reading Girl With a Pearl Earring about Vermeer, I thought the characters created were admirable and worth learn...


  5. says:

    I read this aloud to the kids ages 8 and 6 and we all enjoyed it they usually color while I read, but they ask questions so I know they are listening most of the time The language was a bit over their heads even a few words I was unsure of but the story was very interesting This is juvenile historical fiction about Diego Velazquez the painter and his slave, Juan de Pareja I love reading stories about real people and events to the kids, even if they are fictionalized, because then we I read this aloud to the kids ages 8 and 6 and we all enjoyed it they usually color while I read, but they ask questions so I know they are listening most of the time The language was a bit over their heads even a few words I was unsure of but the story was very interesting This is juvenil...


  6. says:

    This book was interesting, and I enjoyed it as I was listening to the audiobook which disappointed me a bit I think the narrator should have been male But it is not a favorite and I would not really recommend it to any of the kids I know unless they had a particular interest in art There was not a lot that actually happened, and the time span of decades made it difficult to conne...


  7. says:

    A tremendous book Though intended for children, it is the work of a mature writer, showing depth and nuance.There are two odd errors that, to my knowledge, have never been corrected in the half century since publication p.44 an access of enthusiasm should be an excess and p.66 weasle eyed should be weasel eyed Of course, these do nothing to diminish the greatness of the book.I see that some editions have taken the image of Juan with King Philip that was originally on the back of the d A tremendous book Though intended for children, it is the work of a mature writer, showing depth and nuance.There are two odd errors that, to my knowledge, have never been corrected in the half century since publication p.44 an access of enthusiasm should be an excess and p.66 weasle eyed should be weasel eyed Of course, these do nothing to diminish the greatness of the book.I see that some editions have taken the image of Juan with King Philip that was originally on the ...


  8. says:

    One of my summer reading goals was to read three Newbery Medal winning books that I hadn t before I brought three home from the library at random, and this was one of them I can understand why it won the Newbery Medal It s a beautiful and well written piece of historical fiction, with luminescent characters and an engaging story line I can also see why it s not popular with today s young readers Unfortunately, historical fiction seems to have really fallen out of favor with the readers of t One of my summer reading goals was to read three Newbery Medal winning books that I hadn t before I brought three home from the library at random, and this was one of them I can understand why it won the Newbery Medal It s a beautiful and well written piece of historical fiction, with luminescent characters and an engaging story line I can also see why it s not popular with today s young readers Unfortunately, historical fiction seems to have really fallen out of favor with the readers of today Even third graders are begging for Dystopian, and if it s not that it s fantasy or adventure In historical fiction, often the action is muchsubtle, and for the less accomplished reader, there is not as much to draw them in.This story, though fictionalized, is based on the life of Juan de Pareja, who was a slave in the household of Diego Velazquez, official painter of the Spanish court in the 17th century Juan becomes Velazquez assistant, and becomes an invaluable and che...


  9. says:

    I totally see why this won the Newbery From page one I was enchanted It had a calming feel to the read An autobiographical fiction that read so vividly that I felt as if I was there and liked this 17th century setting I felt honored getting to know the wonderful Spaniard painter, Diego Rodr guez de Silva y Vel zquez, and his slave, Juan de Pareja The truth and fiction meshed so well that everything was believable and in my head what was told was how it happened What a thrill it was to be p I totally see why this won the Newbery From page one I was enchanted It had a calming feel to the read An autobiographical fiction that read so vividly that I felt as if I was there and liked this 17th century setting I felt honored getting to know the wonderful Spaniard painter, Diego Rodr guez de Silva y Vel zquez, and his slave, Juan de Pareja The truth and fiction meshed so well that everything was believable and in my head what was told was how it happened What a thrill it was to be privy to such a look into a story of respect and friendship and not about slavery as one may imagine this might be about Definitely my kind of book and I am quick to highly recommend this as a must read It warms my heart that this is targeted to young readers What a great example of integrity this would surely grant them Simply, this story made me happy My quote ables The months went by, and at first I thought every day of Mi...


  10. says:

    My mom made me read this for school for a study of Velasquez Then she went on to make me write a review about it Therefore, I m a little prejudiced against it, and to be honest, it s really not the great book either.To begin with, the narrator, Juan de Pareja, was pretty boring He just solemnly summarizes everything up almost childishly even when he s forty, he doesn t mature at all, although I admit that could be historically accurate based on the way slaves w...

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