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The First Starry Night by Joan Shaddox Isom (Whispering Coyote Press, 1997): This is a childrens book, beautifully illustrated (also by the author) which is the story in the first person of a boy names Jacques who lives downstairs from Vincent. They become friends and Vincent takes him with him to paint. The boy is obsessed with Vincent selling his paintings so they can buy food. But Vincent is never concerned with the selling of his paintings; he says "Oh, Jacques, I ask you, does the sunflower think of money as it blossoms so beautifully against the summer sky? And does the violinist think of money when he plays music so lovely that it makes us weep? And does the storyteller think of money when she tells stories that fill us with joy, or hope, or sadness?"
Each page is either Vincents bedroom or sunflowers or a starry night.
This is worth your consideration.
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