Vincent and Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers

By ​Deborah Heiligman

The deep and enduring friendship between Vincent and Theo Van Gogh shaped both brothers' lives. Confidant, champion, sympathizer, friend—Theo supported Vincent as he struggled to find his path in life. They shared everything, swapping stories of lovers and friends, successes and disappointments, dreams and ambitions. Meticulously researched, drawing on the 658 letters Vincent wrote to Theo during his lifetime, Deborah Heiligman weaves a tale of two lives intertwined and the extraordinary love of the Van Gogh brothers.

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​Deborah Heiligman

Deborah Heiligman is the author of 31 books for children and teens. Her most recent book is VINCENT AND THEO: THE VAN GOGH BROTHERS, which received six starred reviews. THE BOY WHO LOVED MATH: THE IMPROBABLE LIFE OF PAUL ERDOS won the 2104 Cook Prize for best STEM book. It was also an Orbis Pictus honor, a NY Times Notable, a New York Public Library top 100 Books for Reading and Sharing. CHARLES AND EMMA: The Darwins' Leap of Faith was a National Book Award Finalist, A Printz Honor, the YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction winner, and a finalist for the LA Times Book Prize. Her first YA novel, Intentions, won the Sidney Taylor Award from Association of Jewish Librarians. Deborah lives in New York City with her husband. Her sons drop by frequently. She and her husband have a Cairn terrier named Ketzie.