Monet was one of the painters who helped shape the influential art movement of Impressionism. Many of his paintings, including Water Lilies, are known around the world, more than 100 years after he painted them! But, just like in many families, Monet's father wanted his son to go into the family business and have a regular job. Relatable facts like these keep readers turning the pages of this fascinating biography of Claude Monet. Examples of his paintings throughout give readers a sense of the Impressionist movement and the talent of Monet. A concluding activity shows them how to make their own Monet-inspired work!