David is a young and restless apprentice painter who wants to know everything about painting. His intelligent teacher, the Master Messina, invents a way of transporting David through time to prehistory. They go there looking for the origins of art, but once they are there nothing will be as they thought.
In a second adventure they travel towards the unknown art of Mesopotamia. This time they won´t go alone. The sympathetic and intelligent Angela will travel to the past with them bringing her particular point of view.
I am not someone who generally enjoys comic books but in this case, I make an exception. The two authors of this hard back book, have combined efforts to come up with a truly extraordinary book.
The book is designed completely in comic book style. The story tells the tales of David and his teacher Messina who end up traveling in time to learn about varying art styles mixed with history lessons. The story may seem overwhelming at times but for the older child, they would love it.
The colors are perfect for the styles of art and subject. I personally learned a thing or two as I read, which of course, is the intent of the book to begin with.
The book is targeted for no younger than late elementary to young adult. It should be noted that a couple of times expletive language is used, which could have been left out and still made for a great book. It is nothing major and for me, not a drawback to the book at all.
I give this book 5 stars.
Disclosure: I received a copy of this book for review. The views expressed here are 100% my own and may differ from yours. ~Naila Moon
Where to find the authors:
María José is a teacher. She won international illustrations awards.
Gonzalo has a degree in art history. He works in museums and as a tourist guide.