Georgia Rises: A Day in the Life of Georgia O'Keeffe

by Kathryn Lasky and Ora Eitan

Kathryn Lasky emphasizes artist Georgia O’Keeffe’s affinity for and awareness... read more

Kathryn Lasky emphasizes artist Georgia O’Keeffe’s affinity for and awareness of color, shape, and form in a picture book that imagines a day in O’Keeffe’s later life. Georgia rises early and takes a walk near her desert home. “A bone gleaming white sits pretty as angel wings just ahead… The sky is finally lavender, so pale it’s almost transparent, like the eyelids of babies. The shapes are so simple—the wings of this bone reach up for the moon.” Illustrator Ora Eitan references but doesn’t try to mimic the style of O’Keeffe’s own work, emphasizing color, with the vivid whiteness of the artist’s hair always one of the focal points of each page in this quietly captivating volume. (Ages 6–9)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2010

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