Synopses & Reviews
Georgia Oand#8217;Keeffeand#8217;s Hawaiian tour celebrates natural beauty and powerful artistic convictions. Georgia Oand#8217;Keeffe was famous for painting exactly what she wanted, whether flowers or skulls. Who would ever dare to tell her what to paint? The Hawaiian Pineapple Company tried. Luckily for them, Georgia fell in love with Hawaii. There she painted the beloved green islands, vibrant flowers, feathered fishhooks, and the blue, blue sea. But did she paint what the pineapple company wanted most of all? Amy Noveskyand#8217;s lyrical telling of this little-known story and Yuyi Moralesand#8217;s gorgeous paintings perfectly capture Georgiaand#8217;s strong artistic spirit. The book includes an authorand#8217;s note, illustratorand#8217;s note, bibliography, map of the islands, and endpapers that identify Georgiaand#8217;s favorite Hawaiian flowers.
"Prose as vivid as an O'Keeffe painting . . . A superb and inspiring introduction for children to an exceptional American artist."--Publishers Weekly
"Wonderful . . . A lively personal overview of a fascinating life."--School Library Journal (starred review)
"As clear, spare, and rhythmic as the painter's compositions . . . A quiet, yet intense look at Georgia O'Keeffe's life and work."--Booklist (starred review)
"An appealing and slightly humorous portrayal of O'Keefe's artistic vision and determination, along with a peek at the Hawaii of over half a century ago...accessible, unfussy and visually charming."--Kirkus "A rich and unexpected depiction of a treasured artist."--Publishers Weekly, starred review
From the time she was a young girl, Georgia O'Keeffe saw the world in her own way.
At night she climbed a ladder to the starlit sky to await the sun. She walked in the hills at daybreak and in moonlight. She gathered bones and rocks, and brought them home to paint. And she always knew what was in her heart--to be an artist.
The story of a girl who had the courage to follow her heart.
From the time she was just a young girl, Georgia O'Keeffe viewed the world in her own way. While other girls played with toys and braided their hair, Georgia practiced her drawing and let her hair fly free. As an adult, Georgia followed her love of art from the steel canyons of New York City to the vast plains of New Mexico. There she painted all day, and slept beneath the stars at night. Throughout her life Georgia O'Keeffe followed her dreams--and so found her way to become a great American artist.
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.
About the Author
and#160;is the author of Elephant Prince: The Story of Ganesh,
illustrated by Belgin K. Wedman; and Me, Frida,
illustrated by David Diaz.and#160;HMH willand#160;publish herand#160;picture book about Billie Holiday in fall 2012. Before she began writing for children, she worked asand#160;a children's book editor for Chronicle Books. She lives in Northern California with her family.
Yuyi Moralesand#160;is an award-winning picture book illustrator. Her recent books include My Abuelita by Tony Johnston and the upcoming Ladder to the Moon by Maya Seotoro-Ng (Obama's half-sister). She's won the Pura Belpre medal for illustration three times, as well as two honors for illustration and one honor for narrative.