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Elschner, Géraldine

Anna and Johanna: A Children's Book Inspired by Jan Vermeer

(3) K-3 Translated by Paul Kelly. Illustrated by Florence Koenig. Friends Anna, a servant, and Johanna, the master's daughter, discover a secret on their shared twelfth birthday in seventeenth-century Delft. The picture book's plot, explained in the author's note, is based on two Jan Vermeer paintings, The Milkmaid and The Lacemaker. Lush acrylic paintings use some of Vermeer's imagery. More information about Vermeer and reproductions of the source paintings are included.


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