cover image The Jumbo Book of Art

The Jumbo Book of Art

Irene Luxbacher. Kids Can Press, $14.95 (208pp) ISBN 978-1-55074-762-1

The Magical Garden of Claude Monet by Laurence Anholt follows the adventure of a girl who visits the artist's beautiful gardens in Giverny, France. With Monet, she rows across a pond and crosses a bridge over a pool in settings reminiscent of his paintings. Based on a true story, this lushly illustrated book (with a magnificent gatefold of water lilies) in the Anholt's Artists series ends with a brief note about Monet's life and work. (Sept.)