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Georgia in Hawaii: When Georgia O'Keeffe Painted What She Pleased (edition 2012)

by Amy Novesky, Yuyi Morales (Illustrator)

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Title:Georgia in Hawaii: When Georgia O'Keeffe Painted What She Pleased
Authors:Amy Novesky
Other authors:Yuyi Morales (Illustrator)
Info:Harcourt Children's Books (2012), Hardcover, 40 pages
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Georgia in Hawaii: When Georgia O'Keeffe Painted What She Pleased by Amy Novesky



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In the story, Georgia in Hawaii, Georgia was asked to come to Hawaii to paint two pictures of pineapples to help promote pineapple juice. Georgia agreed and went to Hawaii. She was greeted by all of these people with different gifts for her. She wanted to live by the pineapple fields, but the Pineapple Company told her only workers live near the fields. They gave her a room and presented her with a pineapple. Georgia was not pleased, and she decided that no one can tell her what to paint. She went out on her own. First she went to Maui to paint the waterfalls, green pleated mountains, different shapes of hardened lava, and the blue sea. Next, Georgia went the the big island of Hawaii. She painted a nana Honua because it reminded her of her favorite desert flower, the jimsonweed. After her tour was over, Georgia had to go back home to present her paintings to the Pineapple Company. She had almost twenty paintings, but none of pineapples. The Pineapple Company was not pleased. Georgia was happy because she got to paint what she wanted, not what she was told to paint. After the meeting, Georgia thought about what the company wanted. Georgia painted two Hawaiian pineapples for the company. ( )
  mikementzer21 | Feb 16, 2017 |
Illustrated by Yuyi Morales, whom I am doing a author study on so I really paid attention to the illustrations. They were beautiful and went with the story well. ( )
  maturne2 | Dec 1, 2016 |
This book is about a young girl named Georgia who was hired to paint a pineapple for a pineapple company. She went on a tour around the world to find pineapples to paint but instead painted flowers she seen because she didn't want to be told what she could and could not paint. At the end she reminisced on all the beautiful things she seen when traveling and she painted the pineapple for the company so they wouldn't be mad.
This book is good for fourth graders and up because the vocabulary used in the book is too difficult for lower grade levels. This book should be used when teaching metaphors, similes, and description words.
This is a non-fictional picture book. ( )
  clarionb | Nov 2, 2016 |
I really enjoyed reading this book. The main purpose of the story was to explain the artist, Georgia O'Keefe's journey to Hawaii to paint. But I really liked how the author included Georgia's personality and expressing her strong quality of sticking up for herself. For example in the story Georgia wouldn't allow anyone to tell her what to paint. "And she would not let anyone tell her what to paint." This shows readers that they too can succeed if they think they can do something on their own. They don't need other people's opinions to weigh them down on their dreams. Another reason why I liked this book was because of the language the author used. Again, this was a very easy read and allows readers to quickly learn about the type of artist Georgia O'Keefe was. The language they used in the book was very descriptive and allowed for readers to really visualize what Georgia saw and what she painted when she was in Hawaii. In the story Georgia painted "...delicate, feathered fishhooks that she collected like seashells." This sentence really allows readers to visualize what the fishhooks that she found look like. ( )
  tthomp19 | Oct 13, 2016 |
The first thing I noticed about this book is that it was so colorful. On a trip to Hawaii for a pineapple company, Georgia was suppose to paint a pineapple. She fell in love with the islands and and decided no one was going to tell her what to paint. After she finally got used to the burning sugar smell, it was time for her to return to the states. She had painted nearly 20 paintings and none of them were pineapples. She felt bad so she spent 36 hours painting a pineapple. I love that this woman did what she wanted and painted what she wanted to paint. ( )
  Theresa_Kieffer | Mar 3, 2016 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0152054200, Hardcover)

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.

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In 1939, artist Georgia O'Keeffe creates nearly twenty paintings as she tours the Hawaiian islands, but refuses to paint pictures of pineapples the way her sponsors tell her to.

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