Lisa and Her Dreams might be the best book around to introduce a child to the world's finest works of art.
At the beginning of the book its main heroine Lisa is very disappointed because her classmate has refused to paint her portrait at a painting lesson at school. Lisa falls asleep and experiences breathtaking adventures in her dream – by means of the wings invented by Leonardo Da Vinci. She visits the studios of the famous artists of the past, including Sandro Botticelli, and others, and each of them draws Lisa's portrait.
The book has wonderful illustrations by modern Ukrainian artist Eugenia Gapchinska, whose paintings are found in numerous private collections.