My Name Is Georgia by Jeanette Winter
A Portrait by Jeanette Winter

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From the time she was just a young girl, Georgia O'Keeffe viewed the world in her own way. While other girls played with toys and braided their hair, Georgia practiced her drawing and let her hair fly free. As an adult, Georgia followed her love of art from the steel canyons of New York City to the vast plains of New Mexico. There she painted all day, and slept beneath the stars at night. Throughout her life Georgia O'Keeffe followed her dreams--and so found her way to become a great American artist.
 

About Jeanette Winter

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JEANETTE WINTER has written and illustrated several books for children, including Diego, written by her son Jonah and honored as a New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year. Ms. Winter divides her time between New York City and Texas.
 
Published October 15, 1998 by Silver Whistle. 48 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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Winter uses a first-person narration to tell Georgia O’Keeffe’s story, sometimes with quotations from O’Keeffe’s own writings, but always capturing the sound of her voice: “God told me if I painted that mountain enough, he’d give it to me.” O’Keeffe knew what she wanted from a very young age;

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Winter (illustrator of Diego) takes command of the picture book format to distill the essence of artist Georgia O'Keeffe. In prose as vivid as an O'Keeffe painting, Winter traces the life of this extr

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"Winter takes command of the picture book format to distill the essence of artist Georgia O'Keeffe," said PW in a starred review.

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The author captures readers' attention from the start by showing the creative seeds planted early on, as young Georgia rides by horse and cart from her Wisconsin farm to town every Saturday ""to copy pictures from the stack in the art teachers' cupboard."" Winter's poetic text carries readers eff...

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