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

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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.
 

About Amy Novesky

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Amy Novesky's has written several well-received picture books about famous people, 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 at www.amynovesky.com. Vanessa Brantley Newton is the author-illustrator of Let Freedom Sing and the illustrator of One Love by Cedella Marley.
 
Published March 20, 2012 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 40 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Though it was the Hawaiian (later Dole) Pineapple Company that underwrote her trip in exchange for a painting of a pineapple, O’Keeffe refused to paint the picked fruit the company offered.

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While most people associate Georgia O’Keeffe with the landscape of the American Southwest, this picture book explores the time she spent in Hawaii.

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The first one was the part of the story about Georgia arriving in Hawaii with the eagerness to live by the fields in order to comply with her commission to create two paintings to promote the delights of pineapple juice—and the refusal of the pineapple company, explaining that only workers lived ...

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