Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Nonfiction Wednesday: Through Georgia's Eyes by Rachel Rodriguiez

Through Georgia's Eyes
by Rachel Rodriguez
Illustrated by Julie Paschkis

Published in 2006 by Henry Holt and Company
32 pages
Format: Picture Book
Genre: Nonfiction-Biography
Disclosure: Book obtained from library
 I rated this book 4 out of 5 stars.

Summary From
Georgia O’Keeffe saw the world differently from most people. As a child she roamed the prairie with a sketch pad in her hand, struggling to capture on paper what she saw all around her. At art school she learned to speak in paint on canvas.
But Georgia felt confined by city life. She longed for vast expanses of space, and she found it in the red hills and silent deserts of New Mexico.
Lyrical and vivid, this is a portrait of an exceptional artist, a woman whose eyes were open to the wideness and wonder of the world.

My Thoughts
I have always been fond of Georgia O'Keeffe's work. She found wonder in nature and the world.  The story chronicles her life starting from what the author imagines is her her first memory. The section "More About Georgia O'Keeffe" offers some additional info. The illustrations in this book are reminiscent of her artwork with big pictures and a great use of color. I really enjoyed it and think it would make a nice addition to a classroom biography collection.

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