Georgia's Bones


This lyrical appreciation follows the widely known arc of Georgia O’Keeffe’s biography and introduces key aspects of her sensibility, including her rugged self-sufficiency and her preoccupation with “shapes and spaces.” … This bold, beautiful rendition has a certain nonconformist flair that surely would have earned O’Keeffe’s stamp of approval.

Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
This spare narrative follows [Georgia O’Keeffe’s] creative growth from her childhood to her vision-changing encounter with the New Mexico landscape. The quietly lyrical text focuses especially on O’Keeffe’s fascination with shape, from the roundness of doughnut holes to square city windows, from the spiral of seashells to the organic irregularity of animal bones … The illustrations manage to convey the drama of O’Keeffe’s subjects as well as the vistas that surrounded her. Useful for introducing youngsters to the notion of artistic vision.

School Library Journal
Bryant’s lyrical text serves as a gentle introduction to a remarkable artist … Andersen is sensitive to O’Keeffe’s style and subject matter, foreshadowing some of her famous paintings in scenes throughout the book … A fine first look at O’Keeffe.
Copyright © 2006- Jen Bryant. All rights reserved. No images or content on these pages
may be reproduced or republished in any form without permission. Privacy Policy. Site designed by Winding Oak.