Praise For Noonie's Masterpiece…
Noonie[\\\'s]...pain and vulnerability are as evident as her belief in herself as an artist, and by the end of the story, she'll have readers in her corner.
\\\"Fast, funny, and filled with Noonie\\\'s wild art.\\\"
Filled with the self-absorption and longing that is a hallmark of her age, Noonie\\\'s rambling, heartfelt story will appeal to young artists who are, like Noonie, trying to find where they belong in their world or just their family.
With the help of Ms. Lilly, the eye-opening results of an art contest, and a humorous pep talk by Van Gogh and other masters, Noonie comes to accept both her eccentricity and her loving, if not ideal, family. Readers with similar worries may find this a rewarding, if not masterful, pep talk as well.
Chronicle Books, 9780811866545, 208pp.
Publication Date: February 24, 2010
About the Author
Sarajo Frieden is an illustrator and fine artist whose work has been exhibited in galleries all over the world. Her work appears frequently in magazines and art venues, and her clients range from the New Yorker to UNICEF. Visit her Web site at sarajofrieden.com.