If my sleuthing is correct this is the 5th in a series of picture books written by Geraldine Elschner. All of them could be rightly classified as historical fiction as well (if you can technically call a picture book historical fiction- I don't know- but I am)
Anna and Johanna's story is based in Delft and is inspired by the works of Jan Vermeer. Specifically The Milkmaid and The Lacemaker paintings. Through a beautiful blue haze, you feel as if you magically teleported back to the 17th century. The fictionalized story of the two girls one wealthy and one a servant helps you look at the paintings differently. This book and the others in the series that I managed to see at my library are an excellent intro to art study for preschool through third grade.
Please note that I received a free ARC of this book from Media Masters Publicity without a review requirement or any influence regarding review content should I choose to post a review. Apart from that, I have no connection at all to either the author or the publisher of this book.
Anna and Johanna: A Children's Book Inspired by Jan Vermeer by Geraldine Elschner and Florence Koenig
April 10, 2018