In Winter Still: A Claude Monet Story
Series: Painted Tales
This resource supports the Grade 3 focus "Environment."
Monet spent some of his most prolific years painting at his home in Giverny, surrounded by his family and many visiting friends. His home and garden were a sanctuary for Monet and a play area for the many children living at Giverny. In Winter Still takes us into Monet's garden and captures the essence of his Giverny years. The story is inspired by one of Oscar Wilde's classic fairytales. When Monet's selfish gardener bans the children from playing in the gardens at Giverny, spring refuses to come, and the frost is relentless. Without his garden and young visitors, Monet loses his desire to paint. Only a remarkable little boy can bring life back into Monet's garden paradise and inspire him to paint again.