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Meeting Cezanne: 09/28/15
Meeting Cezanne by Michael Morpurgo is the story of a boy sent to the French countryside to stay with his aunt. His mother sends him with tales of how Cezanne painted there and how the countryside must be heaven on earth given the beauty of the artist's works.
The boy does meet an artist, a man who wishes he was as talented as Cezanne. The artist and boy become friends on this summer trip and the boy is given a drawing as a memory of their time together.
It's only at the end that artist's identity is revealed. It's a nice detail too that the illustrator remembered that the artist in question had more than one style of drawing.