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Publisher Comments:

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.

and#160;and#160;and#160; 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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"This picture-book look at Georgia O'Keeffe imagines the seeds planted in childhood that blossomed into her career as an artist. On her family's farm in Wisconsin, young Georgia is drawn to the fleeting shapes and images that pass before her daily ('As a child, shapes often drifted in and out of Georgia's mind. Curved and straight, round or square, she studied them, and let them disappear'). Nature, in particular, captivates the girl, as she collects flowers, stones and other objects. Then the story abruptly shifts: 'When Georgia grew up, she moved to New York City and rented a studio on the top floor.' Still fascinated by the world around her, she studies, then paints the tall buildings of the city, as well as seashells, the landscape of New Mexico and animal bones, which would become a signature theme in her paintings. 'She didn't know why [the bones] pleased her so. Perhaps it was the quiet way they did their work — the years of being invisible, and then, when everything fell away, they appeared, pure and beautiful,' Bryant (The Trial) speculates. The narrative serves as more of a tribute to the artist's way of envisioning the world than as a coherent story. Andersen (A Packet of Seeds) layers gouache, colored pencil and pastel to create textured, luminous sunsets and landscapes; her depictions of nature are stronger than her portraits of the artist. In both text and pictures, O'Keeffe's character remains distant and inscrutable, which may limit readers' engagement in the story. Ages 6-up." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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Growing up on a Wisconsin farm, Georgia began gathering all sorts of objects sticks and stones, flowers and bones. Although she was teased for her interest in unique shapes and sizes, young Georgia declared: Someday, Im going to be an artist and that is exactly what she became. / Jen Bryants story of Georgia OKeeffe celebrates the famous artists fascination with natural shapes, common objects, and her unusual way of looking at the world. Bethanne Andersens fluid, graceful illustrations capture the beauty of OKeeffes work and spirit.

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Bryant's biography of Georgia O'Keeffe celebrates the famous artist's fascination with natural shapes, common objects, and her unusual way of looking at the world. Andersen's fluid, graceful illustrations capture the beauty of ObKeeffe's work and spirit.

About the Author

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780802852175
Author:
Andersen, Bethanne
Publisher:
Eerdmans Books for Young Readers
Illustrator:
Andersen, Bethanne
Author:
Morales, Yuyi
Author:
Novesky, Amy
Subject:
General
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Artists
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Biography / Autobiography
Subject:
Art history
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Art
Subject:
Art - Painting
Subject:
Shapes
Subject:
Art/Architecture
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Biography
Edition Description:
Reinforced Library Binding
Publication Date:
20050131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 1 to 4
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color illustrations
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
1100x1000
Age Level:
06-UP

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "This picture-book look at Georgia O'Keeffe imagines the seeds planted in childhood that blossomed into her career as an artist. On her family's farm in Wisconsin, young Georgia is drawn to the fleeting shapes and images that pass before her daily ('As a child, shapes often drifted in and out of Georgia's mind. Curved and straight, round or square, she studied them, and let them disappear'). Nature, in particular, captivates the girl, as she collects flowers, stones and other objects. Then the story abruptly shifts: 'When Georgia grew up, she moved to New York City and rented a studio on the top floor.' Still fascinated by the world around her, she studies, then paints the tall buildings of the city, as well as seashells, the landscape of New Mexico and animal bones, which would become a signature theme in her paintings. 'She didn't know why [the bones] pleased her so. Perhaps it was the quiet way they did their work — the years of being invisible, and then, when everything fell away, they appeared, pure and beautiful,' Bryant (The Trial) speculates. The narrative serves as more of a tribute to the artist's way of envisioning the world than as a coherent story. Andersen (A Packet of Seeds) layers gouache, colored pencil and pastel to create textured, luminous sunsets and landscapes; her depictions of nature are stronger than her portraits of the artist. In both text and pictures, O'Keeffe's character remains distant and inscrutable, which may limit readers' engagement in the story. Ages 6-up." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , Growing up on a Wisconsin farm, Georgia began gathering all sorts of objects sticks and stones, flowers and bones. Although she was teased for her interest in unique shapes and sizes, young Georgia declared: Someday, Im going to be an artist and that is exactly what she became. / Jen Bryants story of Georgia OKeeffe celebrates the famous artists fascination with natural shapes, common objects, and her unusual way of looking at the world. Bethanne Andersens fluid, graceful illustrations capture the beauty of OKeeffes work and spirit.
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"Synopsis" by , Bryant's biography of Georgia O'Keeffe celebrates the famous artist's fascination with natural shapes, common objects, and her unusual way of looking at the world. Andersen's fluid, graceful illustrations capture the beauty of ObKeeffe's work and spirit.
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