Vincent and Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers

Written by Deborah Heiligman and published by Godwin Books/Henry Holt, an imprint of Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group

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“Vincent and Theo” depicts the interdependence of the two Dutch brothers, from their childhood in an austere nineteenth century Dutch parsonage to the Parisian fin de siècle demimonde, as Theo champions and pragmatically supports his brother as he battles the demons of both mental illness and familial expectations.

“Heiligman builds on the brothers’ lifelong correspondence, punctuating Theo’s critical role in Vincent’s creative output and drawing new inferences about biographical insight for Vincent’s paintings,” said YALSA Nonfiction Award Chair, Wendy Stephens.

Awards Won

Title Year
seal for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults
An award for the best nonfiction book published for young adults (ages 12-18) during a November 1 – October 31 publishing year.
2018 - Winner(s)