Charlotte in London

By Joan Knight; Melissa Sweet (Illustrator)
(Chronicle Books, Hardcover, 9780811856355)

Publication Date: November 2008

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Description

It's 1895. Charlotte and her family came to France three years ago so that her father could learn to paint in the French style of Impressionism. Now they are traveling to London to see if the famous artist John Singer Sargent will paint Charlotte's mother's portrait. In London, Charlotte and her best friend, Lizzy, stay in their own room at the Savoy Hotel, attend a fancydinner party with famous writers, watch boat races on the River Thames, learn about legendary London ghosts, and even visit a gypsy camp.

Illustrated with beautiful museum reproductions and exquisite watercolor paintings, the book also includes biographical sketches of the featured painters. This vibrant journal of Charlotte's exciting journey will make any reader long for lovely London.




About the Author

Joan MacPhail Knight is the author of Charlotte in Giverny, Charlotte in Paris, and Charlotte in New York. She lives in Woodstock, New York.

Melissa Sweet has illustrated over 30 children's books. She lives in Rockport, Maine.

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