Magical Garden of Claude Monet, The

Magical Garden of Claude Monet, The

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Barron's Educational Series, September 2003
THE MAGICAL GARDEN OF CLAUDE MONET, written and illustrated by Laurence Anholt, is a delightful story filled with discovery on many levels. Julie follows her pet dog, Louey, who had crawled under a fence hole and entered the most lovely garden. After talking to a kind and friendly gardener and finding Louey, she learns who the real Impressionist painter, Claude Monet, is! What a surprise to see his beautiful paintings spread out in the garden. Monet invites Julie into his magical world of nature and art. He plucks a waterlily from the pond as a gift to Julie. Imagine a whole day spent with Monet, the well known painter!

THE MAGICAL GARDEN OF CLAUDE MONET is based on a true story of young Julie Manet, who spent time with Monet and lived among the many great Impressionists of his time. This is a memorable visit with Monet and his wonderful garden, interspersed with reproductions of his paintings including his Waterlilies. Open the book to the endpapers where Anholt's pastel colors and sparkling treatment of watercolors begin the "magical trip". His illustrations are tender and friendly which add to the child's happy adventure of discovery. Many more discoveries of famous artists can be found in other books in the Anholt's Artist Series. 32 pages
Contributed by C. Wong, Librarian Extraordinaire (retired)

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