Literature / Linnea in Monet's Garden

Linnea in Monet's Garden is a Swedish book written by Christina Björk and illustrated by Lena Anderson.The book is about a little girl named Linnea who loves the works of French Impressionist Claude Monet. Her neighbor was delighted to take her to Paris to see Monet's paintings at a art museum and see his home and garden.

Released in 1987, it followed with two more books. There was an animated adaption released sometime between 1992 and 1994.

Tropes for both the books and animated adaption included:

  • Animation Bump: In between shots when they're in the art museum and Monet's house, they switch from the actual animation to either a photograph of Monet's paintings or live action footage of the garden.
  • Constantly Curious: Linnea always ask questions about Monet and everything what's going on, with Mr. Bloom gladly answering her questions.
  • Framing Device: The story opens and ends with Linnea talking to the viewers what happened when both she and Mr. Bloom visited France.
  • Nice Hat: The title character Linnea has a bonnet.
  • Scenery Porn
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