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Georgia in Hawaii

When Georgia O’Keeffe Painted What She Pleased

Amy Novesky, Yuyi Morales (Illustrator)

Hardcover

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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.


Praise For Georgia in Hawaii: When Georgia O’Keeffe Painted What She Pleased

"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

HMH Books for Young Readers, 9780152054205, 40pp.

Publication Date: March 20, 2012



About the Author

Amy Novesky has written several well-received picture books 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 online at www.amynovesky.com.



Born in Xalapa, Mexico, Yuyi Morales lived for many years in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is a storyteller, dancer, choreographer, puppeteer, and artist, who has won the prestigious Pura Belpré Award for Illustration five times and has also been awarded the Caldecott Honor.