celebrate linnea’s birthday!

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!


10/4: Delightful Children’s Books

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!

10/25: Sourcebooks Prize Winner Announced!


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6 thoughts on “celebrate linnea’s birthday!

    1. Yes — this makes me so happy. Even after all these years, it still stands out for its uniqueness, wonderful information and readability. 🙂


  1. This looks wonderful, Jama. I think books that allow young readers to learn about art through a child’s eyes are especially valuable. I will have to keep this in mind for my blog.


  2. Wonderful to see Linnea here, Jama, and to learn the book is back in print! I also love another Bjork/Anderson collaborations: Vendela in Venice. Do you know it? I think it would be right up your alley.


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