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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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Rating:*****
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Georgia in Hawaii: When Georgia O'Keeffe Painted What She Pleased by Amy Novesky

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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 |
A beautiful book! I loved that it captured the spirit and strength of the artist and her work! The subtitle words, "painted what she pleased" really sums it up! Lovely! ( )
  Stahl-Ricco | Jan 23, 2016 |
I thought this is a good book for many different reasons. This book is an Autobiography about a woman named Georgia O’Keefe. The author writes about how she travels the world to draw a pineapple, which in the end she became famous for. I like the illustrations in this book because they are very colorful and add emphasis how gorgeous Hawaii is. For example, Georgia paints beautiful flowers. The illustrator captures this by using bright colors to show the vibrant flowers. This Non-Fiction book is very engaging and is written in a way that would be entertaining to all readers. The language is also very descriptive. The author writes, “Bird of paradise and philodendron, foot-long heliconia and fragrant plumeria, torch ginger and silver cup, lotus and hibiscus.” This provides details that Gerogia experiences when she travels the world. This book is written in an interesting way and captures the reader’s interests with the colorful and detailed illustrations.
1 vote katiebanaszak | Sep 29, 2015 |
I enjoy Georgia O’Keefe’s art and was curious to see how her story would be told as a picture book. This particular vignette was an interesting portrayal and demonstrated O’Keefe’s independence and strong will; always positive messages for students to acquire.
Curricular connections for art in fourth grade can be made by reading this story to introduce the artist before beginning a unit on O’Keefe and other nature artists.
  tona.iwen | Mar 10, 2015 |
Another great picture book exploring a famous artist. Georgia O'Keeffe. This book shows Georgia's strength and ability to be creative in her artistry despite the pressure that was placed on her to paint only assigned images. This book gives an insightful look into her trip to Hawaii and how she painted what she saw and not what she was told. In the end however. she did paint the Pineapple as she was asked to. But she did so when she chose to.
  gmustain | Dec 7, 2014 |
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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.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:16:00 -0400)

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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