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

Hardcover | March 20, 2012

byAmy NoveskyIllustratorYuyi Morales

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Georgia O'Keeffe's Hawaiian tour celebrates natural beauty and powerful artistic convictions.Georgia O'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 Novesky's lyrical telling of this little-known story and Yuyi Morales's gorgeous paintingsperfectly capture Georgia's strong artistic spirit. The book includes an author's note, illustrator's note, bibliography, map of the islands, and endpapers that identify Georgia's favorite Hawaiian flowers.

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Georgia O'Keeffe's Hawaiian tour celebrates natural beauty and powerful artistic convictions.Georgia O'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 pain...

Amy Novesky's has written several well-received picture books about famous people, including Georgia in Hawaii: When Georgia O'Keeffe Painted What She Pleased, illustrated by Yuyi Morales. Ms. Novesky lives with her family in Sausalito, California. Visit her at www.amynovesky.com . YUYI MORALES is a promising new picture book...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:40 pages, 11.5 × 9 × 0.39 inPublished:March 20, 2012Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0152054200

ISBN - 13:9780152054205

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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"