Pieces of Georgia

Pieces of Georgia

By Jen Bryant

Yearling Books, Paperback, 9780440420552, 166pp.

Publication Date: November 13, 2007

Like her mother, Georgia McCoy is an artist, but her dad looks away whenever he sees her with a sketchbook. Sometimes it's hard to remember what it was like when her mother was still alive . . . when they were a family . . . when they were happy. But then a few days after her 13th birthday, Georgia receives an unexpected gift a strange, formal letter, all typed up and signed anonymous granting her free admission to the Brandywine River Museum for a whole year. And things begin to change.
An accessible novel in poems, "Pieces of Georgia" offers an endearing protagonist an aspiring artist, a grieving daughter, a struggling student, a genuine friend and the poignant story of a broken family coming together.

"From the Hardcover edition.

About the Author
Jen Bryant www.jenbryant.com) has written numerous books for young readers, including A Splash of Red (Knopf), Georgia's Bones, and A River of Words (both Eerdmans), as well as the acclaimed novel-in-verse The Trial (Random House). She lives in Pennsylvania.

Praise For Pieces of Georgia

"Through Georgia's artwork, noticing details others miss, learning about painters like O'Keeffe and Wyeth, and reaching out to others, the fragmented pieces of this steely, gentle heroine become an integrated whole." - Publishers Weekly, Starred