Charlotte in New York by Joan MacPhail Knight

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It's 1894. Charlotte and her American family have been living in France for two years where her father has learned the new way of painting called Impressionism. Now her father's paintings are going to be featured in a show in New York and the whole family is going along. New York is a hustling, bustling city like no other in the world, and Charlotte records it all in her colorful journal.
Illustrated with striking museum reproductions, beautiful watercolor paintings, and collages, the book also includes biographical sketches of the featured painters. Charlotte's exciting journey to the city that never sleeps will make any reader shout, "I love New York!"
 

About Joan MacPhail Knight

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Joan MacPhail Knight is also the author of Charlotte in Paris and Charlotte in New York. She and her husband live in New York. Melissa Sweet has illustrated over 70 children's books. Every year she takes a trip to collect images for her beautiful collages. She lives in Maine.
 
Published January 4, 2013 by Chronicle Books LLC. 52 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs. Fiction

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In a format full of illustrations of famous Impressionist paintings, winsome watercolors, and collage bits of ribbon, lace, flower petals, and cards labeled with their French names, we read about Charlotte’s visit to France.

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It’s 1895, and Charlotte, formerly of Boston, is leaving Giverny, France, where her father studies painting with Monsieur Monet, for London, where her mother hopes to model for John Singer Sargent.

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This author-illustrator pair successfully continues the conceit of the child of a fictional 19th-century American painter living in Giverny, in Paris and now in New York.

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