Charlotte in Givernyby Joan MacPhail Knight, Melissa Sweet
It's 1892 and Charlotte is bound for Monet's famous artist colony in Giverny, France, where painters like her father are flocking to learn the new style of painting called Impressionism. In spite of missing her best friend, Charlotte becomes enchanted with France and records her colorful experiences in her journal. She makes new friends, plants a garden, learns to speak French, and even attends the wedding of Monsieur Monet's daughter!
Illustrated with beautiful museum reproductions and charming watercolor collages, Charlotte in Giverny includes a French glossary as well as biographical sketches of the featured painters. This delightful journal of a young girl's exciting year will capture readers' imaginations and leave a lasting impression.
Meet the Author
Joan MacPhail Knight is also the author of Charlotte in Paris and Charlotte in New York. She and her husband live in New York.
Melissa Sweet has illustrated over 70 children's books. Every year she takes a trip to collect images for her beautiful collages. She lives in Maine.
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Designed in "scrapbook" style, this book is an imaginative work of art itself. Young Charlotte herself creates this keepsake to record the year she spent with her family in Giverny during the height of Impressionism.
This book serves as an excellent source not only for teaching children about Claude Monet and Impressionism, but also for showing children how to journal and scrapbook.
Look at the subject first. I can't figure out anymore to say about this wonderfully book.