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A Boy Named Art is the whimsical story of a young boy whose offbeat interests and appearance have left him alone and without friends. Poor Art is doomed to spend his time brooding in isolation unless he can find some remnant of companionship in the often unforgiving world of childhood. A likely story with an unlikely character that will evoke the child within that many of u A Boy Named Art is the whimsical story of a young boy whose offbeat interests and appearance have left him alone and without friends. Poor Art is doomed to spend his time brooding in isolation unless he can find some remnant of companionship in the often unforgiving world of childhood. A likely story with an unlikely character that will evoke the child within that many of us have long since cast aside.


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A Boy Named Art is the whimsical story of a young boy whose offbeat interests and appearance have left him alone and without friends. Poor Art is doomed to spend his time brooding in isolation unless he can find some remnant of companionship in the often unforgiving world of childhood. A likely story with an unlikely character that will evoke the child within that many of u A Boy Named Art is the whimsical story of a young boy whose offbeat interests and appearance have left him alone and without friends. Poor Art is doomed to spend his time brooding in isolation unless he can find some remnant of companionship in the often unforgiving world of childhood. A likely story with an unlikely character that will evoke the child within that many of us have long since cast aside.

49 review for A Boy Named Art

  1. 4 out of 5

    Michelle

    "A Boy Named Art" by Australian author/illustrator P.S. Clinen features a great book cover, and is wonderfully dramatically illustrated throughout with pen-ink drawings. Unfortunately, the description of a 30 page book, didn't match the e-book download; which was presented in only 6 pages. After posting a 2* review, P.S. Clinen contacted me, and generously offered to send me a copy of this slim delightful children's book. The actual paperback copy had little resemblance to e-book, which appeared "A Boy Named Art" by Australian author/illustrator P.S. Clinen features a great book cover, and is wonderfully dramatically illustrated throughout with pen-ink drawings. Unfortunately, the description of a 30 page book, didn't match the e-book download; which was presented in only 6 pages. After posting a 2* review, P.S. Clinen contacted me, and generously offered to send me a copy of this slim delightful children's book. The actual paperback copy had little resemblance to e-book, which appeared to be an error issue. Many thanks and appreciation to the author for "A Boy Named Art" for the purpose of review. Art was a quirky unusual but nice 10 year old boy, with scarey "spidery" appearance and spooky razor sharp teeth. He had talent in music and art that most people didn't know about. When he met Lol, a girl similar to himself he learned that there was more to his life than being an outsider with only his parents to keep him company. A wonderful book for prompting parents discuss with their children that people are not always as they seem, and the need, value, and importance of friendship and validation in our lives. P.S. Clinen lives in Sidney Australia and writes gothic fiction, he also writes poetry and short stories.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Wanda

    31 MAY 2015 - look at this cover - cover love! And just look at his feet!

  3. 4 out of 5

    Kimmie

    okay, i'm biased , but this little gem is full of quirk, Art is a sweet little boy who will make you smile klc okay, i'm biased , but this little gem is full of quirk, Art is a sweet little boy who will make you smile klc

  4. 4 out of 5

    Stay Fetters

    Creepy Art just wants some friends. Being yourself helps you find the right amount of weirdness to hangout with and love.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Chandy

    I thought this was a great book. The poem-style writing worked really well for this book, and it flowed really well. There were one or two lines that I had to re-read as they felt a little forced, but overall, it was a great read. I had the opportunity to read this book to a group of children in grades K-5, and I asked for their opinions on the book, as well. They all really liked the book. They said they liked the pictures, enjoyed the poetry style, mentioning it wasn't even boring, and said th I thought this was a great book. The poem-style writing worked really well for this book, and it flowed really well. There were one or two lines that I had to re-read as they felt a little forced, but overall, it was a great read. I had the opportunity to read this book to a group of children in grades K-5, and I asked for their opinions on the book, as well. They all really liked the book. They said they liked the pictures, enjoyed the poetry style, mentioning it wasn't even boring, and said they liked how it was longer than a normal poem. I liked the challenging words that were thrown into the book. If I had more time with the kids I was able to test the book with, I would have asked about some of the different words in there, such as "quixotic." It also opens up an opportunity to talk about Monet, or kids who feel left out or different, and what it means to be unique. I think there's a lot different avenues to approach this book from, it's all about what level your kid/s is/are at, and what you have time for. The only thing I would really like to see is a hardcover version. I used to have a hardcover picture book of The Spider and The Fly (http://www.amazon.com/Spider-Fly-Mary...) and while the topics are mighty different and the actual poetry style is different too...the illustrations and poetry were similar enough to remind me of that. It would be pretty cool if we could get something similar bound for this book - I would totally upgrade. I love this book.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Melissa Stafford

    I was a lucky winner of "A Boy Named Art" which I received through a giveaway from goodreads.com. My 11 year old daughter and I both read the book. My daughter enjoyed it and wished it was longer. I was a lucky winner of "A Boy Named Art" which I received through a giveaway from goodreads.com. My 11 year old daughter and I both read the book. My daughter enjoyed it and wished it was longer.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Mariana Farcas

    A lonely boy named Art meets Lol. Reminds me of Edgar Allan Poe poetry. I also like the drawings.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Susan

    certainly a quick read - rather quirky!

  9. 4 out of 5

    Kim Hampton

    I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway. A great rhyming book that would be perfect for any kid who feels "different" or "weird." Everyone has a friend waiting for them who will appreciate their quirks. I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway. A great rhyming book that would be perfect for any kid who feels "different" or "weird." Everyone has a friend waiting for them who will appreciate their quirks.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Aniyeja

    I thought this book was good and i really enjoyed it.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Edie

  12. 5 out of 5

    Marc Slavin

  13. 5 out of 5

    Cecilia Dunbar Hernandez

  14. 4 out of 5

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    Renae Steain

  16. 5 out of 5

    Rabie Mustapha

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    Donna

  18. 4 out of 5

    Charlene Underhill

  19. 4 out of 5

    James Lynam

  20. 4 out of 5

    Tammy M.

  21. 5 out of 5

    P.S. Clinen

  22. 4 out of 5

    Andrea Stoeckel

  23. 4 out of 5

    Melissa Parkin

  24. 4 out of 5

    Dawn Obrien

  25. 5 out of 5

    Nicola Fantom

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    Melitta Cross

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    Betty

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    Julia Conway

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    Brittany

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    Casey Kiser

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    Phyllis Krall

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    Clare

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  36. 5 out of 5

    Darlene

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    Alan

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    Rachel Hall

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    mad mags

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    Samantha Gunning

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    Marc Parijs

  48. 4 out of 5

    Sharon

  49. 4 out of 5

    Kiwi

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