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Linnea, a fresh-faced European girl with a mop of black hair and a white smock, gives a solid lesson in art history in the gentlest way, through a first-person account. Her story is like a scrapbook, reliving a trip she took to Paris and Giverny to learn about Monet's water-lily paintings. Airy, light-filled watercolors showing Linnea in Monet's environment are juxtaposed with period photographs of the artist and reproductions of the paintings themselves. The focus is always on the specific. Monet's brushstrokes are examined (Linnea terms them "splotchy"). A section is devoted to expressionism: "Even stone walls could shimmer sometimes." Also included are Monet's biography, a family tree and a brief guide to Paris. But, it is the sense of being there, and Linnea's own enthusiasm, that carries the book. Ages 7-up.
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Grade 3-6 An original and highly entertain ing child-centered book of art apprecia tion. Photographs introduce the home and family of the artist Monet, full-color reproductions of paintings are used to ex plain his work, and ink and watercolor il lustrations picture the delight that a young girl finds in learning about a fa mous artist. Linnea and her elderly friend Mr. Bloom travel to Paris, visit Monet's home in Giverny, picnic in the artist's garden, and admire the waterlilies and the Japanese bridge which he often paint ed. In Paris, the two companions stop at a museum to see Impressionist paintings, view the sunlight over the Seine, and chatter about the life and times of the art ist. The book ends with a page of infor mation about things to do and see in Par is. Linnea sparkles with the joy of discovery and charms readers. Monet's paintings delight the eye, and the bright conversation and happy adventures of the young girl and the old gentleman per suade readers that the world of art is rich in color and peopled with fascinating characters. Shirley Wilton, Ocean County College, Toms River, N.J.
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
If you would love a well-written and artistic book to read to your child or to enjoy yourself, "Linnea in Monet's Garden" would be the perfect choice for you. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Linnea
Have always loved this book! It planted the seed for love of nature and art at a young age in my life!Published 16 months ago by mel
My girls love this book (and we say the movie first which is also enjoyable) and now they love Monet as a result. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Melody Resnick
Lovely illustrations and storyline to grab every reader--young or old. Actually a fair amount of information about Monet himself and his life. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Amazon Customer
This is a wonderful book for children though I must say, I really enjoyed reading it. It came promtly & in good shape.Published 23 months ago by PCATRON
Terrific story and wonderful introduction to Giverny for a child. Good pictures, although nothing replaces visiting Mont's gardens and house!Published on June 20, 2013 by Cinderella
The book is beautifully illustrated. The story is interesting and weaves history and the story of Monet's life into an adventure to Paris. Read morePublished on May 10, 2013 by Mrs. C
Delightful Linnea introduces Monet's garden to children. Fosters interest in Gardens and Art together. I wish this were still in print.Published on February 9, 2013 by Cathy Kelly