My Name Is Georgia: A Portrait by Jeanette Winter

My Name Is Georgia: A Portrait by Jeanette Winter

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780152045975
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 02/10/2003
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 195,299
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.19(d)
Lexile: AD580L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 7 Years

About the Author

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.

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

"Prose as vivid as an O'Keeffe painting . . . A superb and inspiring introduction for children to an exceptional American artist."—Publishers Weekly

"Wonderful . . . A lively personal overview of a fascinating life."—School Library Journal

"As clear, spare, and rhythmic as the painter's compositions . . . A quiet, yet intense look at Georgia O'Keeffe's life and work."—Booklist

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My Name Is Georgia: A Portrait by Jeanette Winter 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
DayehSensei on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Like Jeannette Winter's other books, this text is beautifully illustrated and the story is told in a beautiful, lyrical way. What I like best about this biography about Georgia O'Keeffe-- besides the illustrations, is that it doesn't feel like a biography. There are no dense facts or dates. And yet we learn a lot about O'Keeffe. Aspects of her life that may not be as relevant or appealing to children (such as her relationship with Alfred Stieglitz) are not included. The narrative is told in first person, as if O'Keeffe herself is talking. This is a great book to read in combination with another, more traditional biography about O'Keeffe, so students can contrast the writing styles.
rebecca401 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Follow Georgia O'Keefe as she decides to be an artist at a young age and is content to play by herself and be different from her sisters. She attends art school and lives in a variety of places in the U.S., but she eventually finds her way to the New Mexico desert where she can paint flowers, desert, sky, bones, and mountains.
lmaddux on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
3-5th grade, used when researching artists, book is short sweet to the point
kimbrady on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Winters has written a beautifully poetic account of the life of Georgia O'Keefe. This short picture book, geared toward middle elementary school readers, introduces children to the artist and her endeavors. Winters's illustrations use bold, crisp colors and a touch of surrealism, with images overflowing the boundaries separating art and text. This would be a great addition to a school or public library children's collection.
This_Kid_Reviews_Books More than 1 year ago
Georgia sees the world differently. She drew things BIG so people could see how she saw things. She painted everything, statues, skies, flowers, bones, and the Earth. She loved to paint. She did it until she died at the age of 98. Now, her paintings are known all over the world, and through them, we can see what she saw. Why I liked this book – First of all, it has wonderful, I repeat, WONDERFUL, illustrations. Second, I like that it is nonfiction and about an artist I really liked learning about. It is written in the first person of Georgia. I like that. It is unique. I like all the drawings of what she actually painted (cartoon-y versions of her paintings). That was cool. I recommend this book to kids 6+.
Guest More than 1 year ago
¿I have things in my head that are not like what anyone has taught me-shapes and ideas.¿ An excerpt from Jeanette Winter¿s picture book, My Name is Georgia, this is just one of the many sentences that glorify and accept a woman¿s individuality. This book is a portrait of an artist named Georgia O¿Keefe, born in Wisconsin in 1887, who is known for her independence, uniqueness, creativity, and boldness. Winter does a wonderful job of capturing all these colorful characteristics. What better way to learn about someone, like O¿Keefe, than to read her actual words! Winter does this by using quotations from O¿Keefe herself found in published writings that are represented throughout the book by italics. The book begins with O¿Keefe¿s childhood and how different she was than all of her sisters and how much she enjoyed and embraced being alone all of the time. It then takes a turn and follows O¿Keefe through her school years from Chicago to New York City, ending in the New Mexico Desert where she lived to be 98 years old. While reading this short picture book the reader takes the journey with O¿Keefe as Winter provides us with great detail of what and how O¿Keefe painted. Winter uses some of the same techniques as O¿Keefe did in her paintings, mimicking vibrant color and detail in the flowers and bones that O¿Keefe loved to paint. This book is a great way to simultaneously promote individuality in children and learn about the importance of biographies¿it is a treat for all to enjoy!