Look who’s back — just in time for her 25th anniversary!
A new edition of Linnea in Monet’s Garden by Christina Björk and Lena Anderson (Sourcebooks, 2012) has just been released in the U.S.! Part scrapbook, part picture book biography, this charming first person account art appreciation classic had been out of print for a few years, and I’m so glad it’s available once again for yet another generation of readers to enjoy.
I absolutely love it — purchased a copy for myself years ago when it first came out and it remains a beloved favorite. The illustrations are adorable, but there are also full-color reproductions of Monet’s paintings as well as photographs of him and his family, and yes, his famous blue kitchen! *swoon* Can’t think of a better introduction to Monet’s work and impressionism for 8-12 year-olds.
And guess what? You have about a dozen chances to win a free copy!! Sourcebooks is sponsoring a Linnea Blog Tour — just stop at any of the blogs listed below and leave a comment to be entered in their giveaways. You’ll also be eligible for the grand prize, a Vera Bradley flowery tote bag (winner announced Oct. 25). Full details here. Good Luck!
LINNEA IN MONET’S GARDEN BLOG TOUR
10/5: Teach Mentor Texts
10/6: Great Minds Think Aloud
10/8: A Mom’s Take
10/9: The Write Path
10/10: Jean Book Nerd
10/11: Jamerican Spice
10/12: The Children’s Book Review
10/15: Sweeps 4 Bloggers
10/16: The Angel Forever
10/17: Dad of Divas
10/18: Seeryus Mama
10/23: Lori Calabrese Writes!
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