is no frigate like a book
to take us lands away"
-- Emily Dickinson
Bijou Le Tord
... to be alive all over again...
from A Blue Butterfly; A Story about Claude Monet
A Doubleday Books for Young Readers
pp. # 17
pp. # 19
Story Outline :
A GARDEN OF spectacular
in Giverny, France, Claude Monet painted flowers. Dazzled by the light
he painted with rich colors of vermilion, emerald, and violet. His
poppies, tulips, irises, and waterlilies have awed the world.
the short trip I made to Paris and
Giverny in preparing for this book, I was extremely lucky to see more
of Claude Monet's paintings than most people are privileged to see
in a lifetime.
... a place where dreams are born...
--Artificial Intelligence... Steven Spielberg
Praises about A Blue Butterfly:
Le Tord wins big in this visual poem about the French Impressionist
master.... Her Haiku-like text provides just enough information to
will inspire young readers to appreciate the tiniest details of the
world around them."
Tord's luminescent watercolors paraphrase some of Monet's well-known
works,..., within this story-biography, in an accessible context for
appreciate Le Tord and Monet's painting challenge."
Tord's lyrical text and accompanying watercolors, is a gorgeous tribute