Georgia in Hawaii

When Georgia O'Keeffe Painted What She Pleased

By Amy Novesky; Yuyi Morales (Illustrator)
(Harcourt Children's Books, Hardcover, 9780152054205, 40pp.)

Publication Date: March 2012

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Description

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 paintings perfectly 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.



About the Author
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 an author/illustrator whose books have won the Pura Belpre Award, the Christopher Award, and the Jane Addams Award. She lives in northern California.
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