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

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9781408304648: Katie and the Waterlily Pond: A Magical Journey Through Five Monet Masterpieces

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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James Mayhew is a children's author and illustrator whose books include Can You See a Little Bear, Katie in London, Katie and the Spanish Princess, Katie Meets the Impressionists, The Knight Who Took All Day, and Who Wants a Dragon? He received the New York Times award for one of the 10 best-illustrated books of the year for The Boy and the Cloth of Dreams.

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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

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