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.
Joan MacPhail Knight spent most of her growing-up years in Paris. The mother of two daughters, she now lives in New York's Hudson Valley with her husband Bill, two Brussels Griffons and an ancient Pug. Melissa Sweet has illustrated several cookbooks and over thirty children's books. Every year she takes a trip to collect images for her beautiful collages. She lives in Maine.