Linnea in Monet's Garden (Hardcover)

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Linnea in Monet's Garden By Christina Björk, Lena Anderson (Illustrator), Joan Sandin (Translated by) Cover Image
By Christina Björk, Lena Anderson (Illustrator), Joan Sandin (Translated by)
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It's been 25 years, since this book created a generation of Francophiles. Readers can perhaps still remember all the fascinating details: How Linnea and Mr. Bloom traveled to Paris and stayed at the Esmeralda. How they met Monet's step-great-grandson and learned about his unconventional family (including how Monet's wife and a friend had to share the household's one fancy dress.) How Linnea marvels at the way Monet's paintings are so clear at a distance, but seemingly just blobs of paint close up. And how to document one's travels as the irrepressible Linnea does, soaking up every sight, sound, smell and taste. (Baguette, goat cheese, pate, nectarines for a picnic in the shadow of the world's most famous pink house.) The publisher Sourcebooks has re-issued this masterpiece (a book that absolutely set a new standard for children's nonfiction in the 1980s) in a size that feels just a little wonky compared to the original. But the book, with its marvelous plethora of illustrations, reproductions of Monet's art, and historic and contemporary photographs, remains fresh as the foxgloves, hydrangeas, and roses at Giverny.

— Carol Muller

Description


25th Anniversary Edition

Linnea has been in Paris. And she has visited the painter Claude Monet's garden! She even stood on the same little Japanese bridge that Monet painted so often in his pictures. In Paris, Linnea got to see many of the real paintings.

Now she can understand what it means to be called an Impressionist, and she knows a lot about Monet's life in the pink house where he lived with his eight children.

Twenty-five years after its original publication, this celebration of the wonder of art is available once again in an enlarged keepsake edition. The joy and inspiration Linnea discovers in Monet's garden will be eagerly embraced by a new generation of readers.

"Original and charming."—New Yorker

About the Author


Christina Bjork and Lena Anderson have collaborated on children’s books for many years, including Linnea’s Windowsill Garden and Linnea’s Almanac, which won the West German National Children’s Book Award in 1984. Like Linnea, the authors were nature-loving city girls, born and raised in Stockholm, Sweden. The studio they share today is a charming country house with a lovely garden right in the heart of Stockholm.



Christina Bjork and Lena Anderson have collaborated on children’s books for many years, including Linnea’s Windowsill Garden and Linnea’s Almanac, which won the West German National Children’s Book Award in 1984. Like Linnea, the authors were nature-loving city girls, born and raised in Stockholm, Sweden. The studio they share today is a charming country house with a lovely garden right in the heart of Stockholm.

Praise For…


"The brilliant blend of history and art with Linnea’s dream are just the perfect elements for a book that children ages 4 and up will enjoy and parents will appreciate." — Jean Book Nerd

"Linnea is an unforgettable and completely charming character ... This story transports readers in a way that no other picture book that I can think of does." — Delightful Children’s Books



"This book has been an amazing addition to our picture book collection and I would recommend it to anyone!" — A Mom’s Take

"Linnea in Monet’s Garden is back and even more beautiful than ever. ... I do not remember the colors being this vibrant, the pages being so big, and the experience being so touching." — The Angel Forever

"A delightful book about a budding art-enthusiast that can surely get young readers interested in Monet’s art." — 5 Minutes for Mom

"A favorite of many little girls 25 years ago, this enlarged keepsake edition of a classic is as charming now as it was then." — Creators Syndicate

"A beguiling blend of text, art and photographs that also teaches young readers about Impressionist artist Claude Monet" — Scripps Howard News Service" — Scripps Howard
Product Details
ISBN: 9781402277290
ISBN-10: 1402277296
Publisher: Sourcebooks Explore
Publication Date: October 1st, 2012
Pages: 48
Language: English