by Molly Blaisdell
Author Molly Blaisdell transports young readers to the city of Amsterdam in the 1650's. It is a time when master artist Rembrandt van Rijn is at the height of his artistic powers - and when his young son Titus longs to imitate his father and become a great painter. But Rembrandt tells the boy he is too young to learn to draw and paint. How can young Titus change his father's mind? Here is a warmhearted story for children with illustrations that capture the atmosphere of seventeenth-century Holland and suggest some of the genius that radiates from Rembrandt's own magnificent paintings.