We had several coffee table type books with the works of Monet, and a to-scale pop-up book of the garden itself, Camille comes from a well-to-do family, yet gives up her lifestyle for the passionate artist. They live in poverty, often having to leave their home in the middle of the night, in order to avoid being evicted and losing everything. The story begins with Claude as an old man, who has just discovered a 40 year old letter from Camille's sister who holds him responsible for Camille's death. As we are led through the streets of Paris, and the countryside of France as we follow the lives of the the young Claude and his artist friends, which include Manet, Cezanne, Picasso and Bezille. The group was imporessed with how the group applauded each other's successes, and helped to motivate the other's. We learned about Imporessionism, and how it came to be. But most of all, we all enjoyed looking up the works of art that were unfamiliar to us.