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Georgia in Hawaii: When Georgia O'Keeffe Painted What She Pleased

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In February 1939, Georgia O'Keeffe boarded an ocean liner headed to Hawaii. She had been invited to the islands by the Hawaiian Pineapple Company to create two paintings to promote the delights of pineapple juice. They imagined she'd paint at least one image of a pineapple, but Georgia had other ideas--namely that no one would tell her what to paint. As Georgia toured the islands, she painted flowers, feathered fishhooks, green pleated mountains, and the blue, blue sea. Georgia so loved her time in Hawaii that when the Hawaiian Pineapple Company asked again for a pineapple, she relented. From her studio in New York City, all she had to do to see Hawaii or the beautiful fruit was close her eyes.

    Amy Novesky's lyrical telling of this little-known story and Yuyi Morales' gorgeous paintings perfectly capture Georgia's strong artistic spirit.

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"While most people associate Georgia O'Keeffe with the landscape of the American Southwest, this picture book explores the time she spent in Hawaii. Commissioned by the Hawaiian Pineapple Company to paint two works that 'promote the delights of pineapple juice,' O'Keeffe quickly struck out on her own, traveling throughout the Hawaiian islands. 'She painted a nana honua that she'd picked by the side of the road. It reminded Georgia of her favorite desert flower, the jimsonweed.' Morales's milky acrylic and digital artwork positions the spirited artist against the glowing colors of Hawaii's lush tropics. O'Keeffe had created more than a dozen paintings by the time she returned home to New York City — but none of them are of a pineapple, so 'They were not happy. They wanted a pineapple! Georgia was not happy either. She was not going to be told what to paint.' A rich and unexpected depiction of a treasured artist. Agent: Caryn Wiseman, Andrea Brown Literary Agency. Illustrator's agent: Charlotte Sheedy Literary Agency. Ages 6 — 9." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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AMY NOVESKY holds an M.A. degree in writing from the University of San Francisco and teaches children's book writing at College of Marin and UC Berkeley Extension. She also works as a freelance children's book editor, formerly with Chronicle Books. Amy's first book for children is ELEPHANT PRINCE, illustrated by Belgin K. Wedman. She lives in Sausalito, CA, with her husband and a pug.
YUYI MORALES is a promising new picture book illustrator. A native of Mexico, she now lives in San Francisco where she is pursuing a degree in creative writing and developing her career as an artist. She is also a puppet-maker and the host of a Spanish-language storytelling radio show.

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Cindy Wexler, May 31, 2012 (view all comments by Cindy Wexler)
Illustrator Yuyi Morales takes inspiration in O'Keeffe's incredible collection of paintings done on her 3 month tour of Hawaii in 1939. The tour was the inspiration of the Hawaiian Pineapple Company (now known as Dole) - they wanted the famous flower painter to paint them two paintings of pineapples for a pineapple juice campaign.

Georgia wanted to live near the pineapple fields, but the company said "No! Only workers live near the fields." Georgia told them she was a worker, there to paint - and they still said no. They gave her a pineapple - the fruit, that is - because that is what they wanted her to paint. Georgia said "humph!" and toured islands for 90 days - she painted flowers, fish hooks and the wide blue sea, and in the end, she gave the company two paintings, but they were not of pineapples. The company wasn't happy and Georgia returned home. The company sent her a pineapple hoping to still get a painting of one - but by then Georgia had time to reflect on her time in Hawaii - and she still didn't need the fruit to make the painting.

O'Keeffe is an inspiration to artists and women and free thinkers everywhere! Morales illustrations are clearly inspired by O'Keeffe's work - but that doesn't mean Yuyi just copied O'Keeffe's style - this book is full of beautiful illustrations that compliment both the artist and Novesky's presentation of this little known facet of O'Keeffe's incredible career
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780152054205
Author:
Novesky, Amy
Publisher:
Harcourt Children's Books
Illustrator:
Morales, Yuyi
Author:
Morales, Yuyi
Author:
Kugler, Tina And Carson
Author:
Winter, Jeanette
Author:
Kugler, Tina
Author:
Johnston, Tony
Author:
Kugler, Carson
Author:
Krull, Kathleen
Subject:
Art/Architecture
Subject:
Art
Subject:
Family - Multigenerational
Subject:
Ethnic - Hispanic & Latino
Subject:
Children s Art-General
Subject:
General
Subject:
biography;art;women;artist;mary nohl;sculpture;garden;picture book;nonfiction;hi
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Picture book
Publication Date:
20120331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 1 up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color illustrations
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
11.5 x 9 in
Age Level:
from 5 to 8

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "While most people associate Georgia O'Keeffe with the landscape of the American Southwest, this picture book explores the time she spent in Hawaii. Commissioned by the Hawaiian Pineapple Company to paint two works that 'promote the delights of pineapple juice,' O'Keeffe quickly struck out on her own, traveling throughout the Hawaiian islands. 'She painted a nana honua that she'd picked by the side of the road. It reminded Georgia of her favorite desert flower, the jimsonweed.' Morales's milky acrylic and digital artwork positions the spirited artist against the glowing colors of Hawaii's lush tropics. O'Keeffe had created more than a dozen paintings by the time she returned home to New York City — but none of them are of a pineapple, so 'They were not happy. They wanted a pineapple! Georgia was not happy either. She was not going to be told what to paint.' A rich and unexpected depiction of a treasured artist. Agent: Caryn Wiseman, Andrea Brown Literary Agency. Illustrator's agent: Charlotte Sheedy Literary Agency. Ages 6 — 9." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by ,
The story of a girl who had the courage to follow her heart.

"Synopsis" by ,
This is the little known story of Georgia O'Keeffe's nine-week trip to Hawaii in 1939 as a guest of the Hawaiian Pineapple Company, who commissioned her to create a painting for their pineapple juice campaign.

"Synopsis" by , In this inviting picture book biography of Mary Nohl, we meet the artist as a young girl, just discovering her talent, and watch as her front yard sculpture garden comes to life.
"Synopsis" by ,
Award-winning author Kathleen Krull celebrates our most important Hispanic civil rights leader.

"Synopsis" by ,
Abuelita, who uses words that areand#160;"as wild as blossoms blooming,"and#160;is not only an amazing grandmother, but she also has a very important job--as a storyteller.
"Synopsis" by ,

Winner of a 2010 Pura Belpre Illustrator Honor!

Abuelitaandrsquo;s hair is the color of salt. Her face is as crinkled as a dried chile. She booms out words as wild as blossoms blooming. She stuffs her carcachaandmdash;her jalopyandmdash;with all the things she needs: a plumed snake, a castle, a skeleton, and more. Her grandson knows he has the most amazing grandmother everandmdash;with a very important job. What does Abuelita do? With her booming voice and wonderful props, Abuelita is a storyteller. Next to being a grandmother, that may be the most important job of all.

Sprinkled with Spanish and infused with love, My Abuelita is a glorious celebration of family, imagination, and the power of story.

"Synopsis" by ,
Cesar Chavez is known as one of America's greatest civil rights leaders. When he led a 340-mile peaceful protest march through California, he ignited a cause and improved the lives of thousands of migrant farmworkers. But Cesar wasn't always a leader. As a boy, he was shy and teased at school. His family slaved in the fields for barely enough money to survive.

Cesar knew things had to change, and he thought that--maybe--he could help change them. So he took charge. He spoke up. And an entire country listened.

An author's note provides historical context for the story of Cesar Chavez's life.

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