Reef is the author of more than 40 nonfiction books, including many highly acclaimed biographies for young people. Her subject who was the biggest dog-lover:
Sigmund Freud. Are you surprised?About Reef's book, Frida & Diego: Art, Love, Life, from the publisher:
Freud learned to love dogs late in life. In fact, he was in his seventies when he befriended his daughter Anna’s German shepherd, Wolf. He doted on Wolf and would feed him treats or leave a light on for him when exiting a room. This led to much laughter in the Freud household and caused his family to ask if Wolf was planning to read. Freud soon had a canine companion of his own, his beloved chow, Jofi. She kept him company while...[read on]
Nontraditional, controversial, rebellious, and politically volatile, the Mexican artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera are remembered for their provocative paintings as well as for their deep love for each other. Their marriage was one of the most tumultuous and infamous in history—filled with passion, pain, betrayal, revolution, and, above all, art that helped define the twentieth century.Visit Catherine Reef's website.
Catherine Reef's inspiring and insightful dual biography features numerous archival photos and full-color reproductions of both artists' work.
The Page 69 Test: Frida & Diego.
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