Linnea in Monet's Garden c.1

by Christina Björk

Other authorsLena Anderson (Illustrator), Claude Monet
Paper Book, 1987


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J Mo c.1


Stockholm ; New York : New York : R. & S. Books ; Farrar, Straus and Giroux [distributor], c1987.


A little girl visits the home and garden of Claude Monet at Giverny, France, and learns about the artist's paintings and his life. The illustrations include photographs of the painter and his family as well as examples of his work.

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LibraryThing member petajaye
Linnea, is European girl, a fan of Claude Monet and his paintings, who travels to Paris with her friend Mr. Bloom to visit Monet's country home in Giverny and see Monet's painitings . The book is special in that it includes actual photographs of the Monet family and home along with water color
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paintings of the gardens, Monet's painintgs and other sites. The story is charmingly told through the little girl's voice ,she conveys the enthusiasm and excitement any one would experience on such a trip. A short biography and review of Monet's painting style are included.
Ages 7-up.
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LibraryThing member marifab64
I liked this book a lot because it had actual paintings and even pictures of Claude Monet. I liked the story of how the little girl gets to travel somewhere new with Mr. Bloom.
LibraryThing member bookworm12
A wonderful way for kids to be introduced to Monet's work!
LibraryThing member RavenswoodPublishing
Book Title: "Linnea in Monet’s Garden”
Author: Christina Bjork & Lena Anderson
Published By: Sourcebooks/Jabberwocky
Age Recommended: 4+
Reviewed By: Kitty Bullard
Raven Rating: 5

Review: This is a book perfect for all children ages 4 and up. Parents will absolutely love the mix of history and art
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with the story of a little girls dream coming true. Linnea loves flowers, gardens and art. When she gets the chance to visit France and see Monet’s home as well as his paintings up close she’s ecstatic.
The trip with her good friend Mr. Bloom becomes the highlight of her young life and she learns an abundance of fascinating facts about her favorite painter. This is a fantastic story, one that is sure to be a family treasure.
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LibraryThing member ababe92
I like this book because it talks all about the Japanese culture, and history. I think this would be a great book for ELL learners to read, because not only are they working on there reading but they are learning many things about their culture and interesting facts about them. I would use this
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book in my book club section of my library.
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LibraryThing member crisoneg
This book puts a little girl in Monet's classic painting, introducing a classic artist!
LibraryThing member Cheryl_in_CC_NV
Hm. Nice enough, but, for how (relatively) long it was, I wanted more. I can just hear my young self asking questions. What other artists were Impressionists? What else did Monet paint? There's so much more than water lilies. Otoh, the tight focus may serve a novice well.

I guess the thing that
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bothered me the most was how invasive Linnea was, picking leaves for souvenirs, etc.. Even Mr. Bloom assumed that it would be likely they could picnic on the grounds of Monet's home. And one of the first pictures shows Linnea's nose inches from a painting in a museum. True, she does have her hands behind her back, but please don't think that even the steam from her breath should be that close to a work that needs to be preserved for posterity.
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LibraryThing member jjmcgaffey
Cute story; if I come across another Linnea book I'll read it. She's an established character in a series of books; in this one, she and an adult friend take a trip to France to visit Monet's house and garden, and delight in finding the scenes that he painted so often. A pleasant and at least
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mildly interesting story, which ends up being a sketchy biography of Monet as well. The illustrations are very nice, drawings of the garden and what they see as well as photographs of Monet and his family (some "never before published", it says).
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Utah Beehive Book Award (Nominee — Informational Books — 1990)
Kentucky Bluegrass Award (Nominee — Grades 4-8 — 1990)
Gouden Griffel (Vlag en Wimpel — 1988)


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52 p.; 24 cm


9129583144 / 9789129583144



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