by Laurence Anholt (Barron's Educational)
Shy Sylvette had many secrets. For years, she dreamed of becoming an artist. One day, Picasso, world-famous painter and sculptor, came to the town where Sylvette lived. To her astonishment, he chose her as his model. Soon pictures of the shy girl with a ponytail were known around the world. Picasso was a good friend to Sylvette - with his help, she came to realize her dreams. This remarkable true story provides an intriguing introduction to the life and work of the great artist, with dazzling illustrations and reproductions of Picasso's own work.