Julie lives in Paris, but she longs to walk in a beautiful country garden. When her mother takes her on a visit to rural Giverny, Julie discovers a beautiful garden and befriends the man she believes is the gardener. In fact, he is the gardenias owner, the immortal artist Claude Monet. This is a title in Barronas Anholtas Artists Books for Children series, in which author and illustrator Laurence Anholt recalls memorable and sometimes amusing moments when the lives of the artists were touched by children. Anholtas fine illustrations appear on every page and include reproductions of works by the artists.
Laurence Anholt is the author and illustrator of several children as books about famous artists, all available in North America from Barronas. They include Degas and the Little Dancer, Leonardo and the Flying Boy, The Magical Garden of Claude Monet, and van Gogh and the Sunflowers.