Katie and the Waterlily Pond: A Magical Journey Through Five Monet Masterpieces

Katie and the Waterlily Pond: A Magical Journey Through Five Monet Masterpieces

by James Mayhew
     
 

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Katie explores five of Monet's masterpieces and discovers just why he is one of the world’s most-loved artists

Bringing classic art to life for children yet again, this newest installment in the hugely successful Katie series has the leading lady focusing on the fascinating works of Monet. Katie is desperate to win an art competition at the

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Katie explores five of Monet's masterpieces and discovers just why he is one of the world’s most-loved artists

Bringing classic art to life for children yet again, this newest installment in the hugely successful Katie series has the leading lady focusing on the fascinating works of Monet. Katie is desperate to win an art competition at the gallery, but the judging is at three o'clock—surely she can paint a terrific picture before the deadline, can't she? She must try. Featuring the most iconic paintings by one of the world's most loved artists, the masterpieces visited in the book include Bathers at La Grenouillere, Blanche Monet Painting; Path through the Poppies; The Rue Montorgueil, Paris; and The Waterlily Pond.

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"Lovely watercolors. . . . Not only does this delightful fantasy succeed as art education, but it's a charming story as well."  —School Library Journal on Katie Meets the Impressionists

"This delightful romp through the world of art offers children a lighthearted, entertaining introduction to the great masters' works."  —Booklist on Katie and the Sunflowers

"Mayhew's creatures are appealing anthropomorphized and set in a lush landscape, skillfully rendered in sepia line and glowing watercolors."  —Kirkus Reviews on Katie and the Dinosaurs

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781408304648
Publisher:
Hodder & Stoughton, Ltd.
Publication date:
04/01/2012
Series:
Katie Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
9.60(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
5 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

James Mayhew trained at Maidstone College of Art and his first children's book, Katie's Picture Show was published in 1989. It's been firmly in print ever since, recognised universally as the original and best introduction to art for children. Many more titles have followed and the series sells in museums and galleries all over the world, from the Met in New York, to the Uffizi in Florence, the Louvre in Paris and beyond.

Described as "an unsung hero of picture books" by the critic Amanda Craig in The Times, James has collaborated with many great writers and artists, including Philippa Pearce, Elisabeth Beresford, Jackie Morris and Joyce Dunbar. In 1994 he received the New York Times book illustration award for The Boy and the Cloth of Dreams.

Alongside his work in publishing, James has collaborated on many ambitious and imaginative projects for children. In particular he has devised and performed in a hugely successful series of concerts for children, combining live classical music, storytelling and live art. From Peter and the Wolf, to Scheherazade, James has worked with many different orchestras and musicians, including the acclaimed Orchestra of the Music Makers from Singapore. He has given performances at many illustrious venues and festivals including The Royal Opera House, The Cheltenham Music Festival and Lichfield Cathedral.

James is in demand internationally as a speaker and educator. He appears regularly at the Hay, Bath, Cheltenham, Saffron Walden and Edinburgh Festivals and has also run workshops and given storytellings at the British Museum, the National Gallery of London and the National Gallery of Scotland. He has taught writing courses for the Arvon Foundation and visits many schools, offering art or writing workshops, and his much-loved upside down illustrated storytellings. He teaches on the UK's first, and highly successful MA in Children's Book Illustration in Cambridge. James lives in Hertfordshire with his family.

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