Author(s): Laurence Anholt
Part of the highly-successful Anholt's Artists series about great painters, which tells the stories of real meetings between world-famous artists and the children who knew them. When Julie's dog disappears into a mysterious garden, Julie follows him - and finds herself in a beautiful garden-within-a-garden where the roses grow like splashes of paint and a Japanese bridge bows over a silent pool. There she finds not only her dog, but also Claude Monet. The famous artist introduces her to his work and his garden, giving her encouragement that the young would-be artist will never forget. Set against the romantic, world-famous backdrop of Monet's garden at Giverny, the story is accompanied by reproductions of the artist's most celebrated paintings and a biographical note on Monet.
'Stunning... A pictorial delight.' Woman's Way
LAURENCE ANHOLT has created more than 200 books for children which are published in 30 languages. His self-illustrated Anholt's Artists series have sold millions of copies around the world, including Camille and the Sunflowers, Degas and the Little Dancer, Leonardo and the Flying Boy, Picasso and the Girl with a Ponytail, The Magical Garden of Claude Monet, Tell Us a Story, Papa Chagall and Cezanne and the Apple Boy. Laurence has also collaborated on numerous picture books with his wife, the artist Catherine Anholt. Their titles have won numerous awards, including the Nestle Smarties Gold Award on two occasions. The Anholts live and work in a house on a hill above the sea in Devon.