Monet Chases the Light

Monet Chases the Light

Monet Chases the Light

Monet Chases the Light


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Monet Chases the Light is a creative non-fiction picture book for children aged 4-6 years. Claude Monet, a French artist, produced paintings that glowed with light and colour.

Monet was fascinated by light and painted at all times of the day, in all seasons, and in all kinds of weather in his endeavour to capture the light in his work. This book introduces children to Monets fascination with light in a playful manner. He chases the light as it frolics through the corn fields, dances in the treetops, and skips across the shimmering water. Monet paints quickly, as the light never stays still for long. When the light is soft and silky, he uses gentle flowing strokes. When the light is harsh and bright, he uses rough, choppy strokes. Monet sometimes paints the same thing over and over, from dawn until dusk, watching the colours and light change as the sun drifts across the sky.

At his home in Giverny Monet creates a splendid waterlily pond. He paints magical pictures of his pond as the light prances through the waterlilies. Then, as an old man, Monet grows tired of chasing the light. He sits quietly beside his pond. Monet has spent his life chasing the light, but now at last the light finds him.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780645418422
Publisher: Exisle Publishing
Publication date: 05/14/2024
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 9.70(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 6 - 10 Years

About the Author

Jenny Gahan is an experienced primary and special education teacher, passionate about sharing her love of reading and writing with children. She writes picture books, both fiction and non-fiction, that encourage children to use their imagination, build their language skills, ask questions, and engage with the world around them.
Jenny’s first fiction picture book, A Rainbow of Feathers, was published in 2020. This beautifully illustrated book features Australian birds including a Rainbow Lorikeet, a blue Fairy Wren, a Scarlet Honeyeater, a Yellow Robin, and a green Fig Parrot, and tells the story of a baby lorikeet finding her colours.

Jenny lives in Brisbane, and as a lifelong learner continually seeks to improve her writing through her participation in professional development conferences and workshops.

In addition to reading and writing, Jenny’s interests include photography and painting. In the future she plans to visit more of the places that inspire her creativity.

Patricia Ward has a B.A Design and is an emerging children’s book illustrator, who is currently working on her fourth children’s book. Patricia is an art director and illustrator whose work spans television, magazines and publishing. Her illustrations have appeared on CD artworks, magazine and book covers, in television series and her animations have won awards both at home in Australia and in New York in the New York Festivals TV & Film Awards.
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