Claude Monet: The Painter Who Stopped the Trains

Claude Monet The Painter Who Stopped the Trains Young readers will learn how Claude Monet came to paint trains as well as how he forever changed the minds of critics about his art and about the Impressionists in general When his nine year old son r

  • Title: Claude Monet: The Painter Who Stopped the Trains
  • Author: P.I. Maltbie Jos. A. Smith
  • ISBN: 9780810989610
  • Page: 467
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Claude Monet: The Painter Who Stopped the Trains

    Young readers will learn how Claude Monet came to paint trains as well as how he forever changed the minds of critics about his art and about the Impressionists in general When his nine year old son raves over trains passing by in the countryside, Monet wishes his own art could excite critics as much as trains captivate his son The book explains his painting technique, hYoung readers will learn how Claude Monet came to paint trains as well as how he forever changed the minds of critics about his art and about the Impressionists in general When his nine year old son raves over trains passing by in the countryside, Monet wishes his own art could excite critics as much as trains captivate his son The book explains his painting technique, how critics viewed him and the other Impressionists, and how he came to paint trains Jos A Smith s beautiful illustrations are paired with P I Maltbie s comprehensive text to create an inspiring tale of Monet The book also includes an author s note, reproductions of some of Monet s paintings, a time line, a list of North American museums that house Monet s paintings, a bibliography, and an index A handsome and child friendly introduction to the Impressionist master The narrative works well, and much information is thoughtfully, accessibly presented Kirkus Reviews Smith expertly illuminates the changing landscape of an evolving world, as Maltbie s thoughtful story of inspiration and imagination highlights a less remembered portion of Monet s work Publishers Weekly

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    One thought on “Claude Monet: The Painter Who Stopped the Trains

    1. Reader

      It seems more than mildly ridiculous that an unknown painter choosing to work in a style that was seriously unpopular with the critics could have managed to single-handedly convince one of the greatest train stations in Paris to allow him to hold up the trains, but that is precisely what Claude Monet did. When he needed to provide art for a new show in Paris, Monet had an inspiration. Impressionism (a term he hates) wasn't catching on quite yet. Why not make Impressionistic paintings of trains t [...]

    2. Amelia

      This is a wonderfully written book about Claude Monet’s time spent painting the trains that his son loved so much. He hoped that his paintings of the trains would change the negative way impressionists were viewed during this time. In addition to the powerful writing, the illustrations are beautifully painted with detail that will add to readers’ experiences.I would recommend this book to those interested in teaching children about art history. This story is written to teach children in elem [...]

    3. Laura Salas

      This is a fascinating story about Claude Monet, and I learned a lot here! But I'm frustrated that this is categorized as nonfiction when it includes totally made up scenes and dialog and motivation. The basic incident is true, apparently, but Monet's son's fascination with trains was created by the author. This worked for making a child-friendly hook, but it turns this book fictional, in my view. The author also says, "l the people I mention were involved in Monet's life at this time." So I'm as [...]

    4. Abby Johnson

      Claude Monet wanted to paint trains to wow the people and the critics. But first, he had to get a station master to agree to stop the trains just for him. I think the text and illustrations work well together to create a sense of time and place. The author's note and artist's note are both wonderful, relaying additional facts and sources to the story. I think this is a fine example of what children's non-fiction should be. More on the blog: abbythelibrarian/2010/

    5. Mary Beth

      I didn't really know much about Monet beyond the paintings he is known for so this was an interesting read. I learned a lot about the painter, including about his train paintings and the method by which he made them. To think that at the time his paintings were unpopular and criticized is amazing. A great picture book for children who are interested in the artist, without it being out of reach or boring for them.

    6. Christina

      Although this is not a complete biography, since it only covers one particular series of paintings and the story behind them, nonetheless it is a lovely picture book look at Monet and his creative process. Plus, I sure didn't know that he made a series of paintings of trains--I thought he did only nature scenes like the waterlilies, etc.

    7. Joan Marie

      A beautifully illustrated bio. It eludes to Monet's son's fascination with trains as a muse for Monet's focus on trains in his exhibition at the Gare Saint-Lazare in Paris which received raved reviews.

    8. Betsy

      One Sentence Review: As an adult I'm baffled as to how the then little known Claude Monet could have convinced ANY stationmaster to stop the trains for him, but were I a child I'd simply ascribe it to one of the wondrous feats artists are capable of.

    9. Marianna

      Much has been written about the generalities of Monet's life and career. This book looks at one specific series of paintings and how he worked to make them happen.

    10. Donalyn

      The story of Claude Monet's The Gare Saint-Lazare series of train station paintings and how the artist convinced train station managers to stop the trains so he could paint them.

    11. Fred Kohn

      There's a lot of history packed into this apparently simple children's book. And the illustrations are superb as well.

    12. Teshamae

      I didn't know this about Monet! What a great book to read to the kiddos. Painters and trains It's a great combination.

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