Saturday, October 16, 2010

Noonie's Masterpiece by Lisa Railsback

Publisher:  Chronicle Books
Pages:  208
Source:  Library
Genre:  Middle Grades Realistic Fiction

Noonie lives with her aunt, uncle, and cousin because her archaeologist father travels a lot.  Her artist mother died when she was very young.  Noonie has proclaimed herself an undiscovered artist.  I loved when she went through her blue or purple periods.  She dreams of winning the school's art contest because she's sure this will bring her dad home.  Noonie uses her art to help her understand what family and art is.  I know this book is geared for upper elementary and lower middle grades, but as an adult I really enjoyed this book.  The artwork is fun and whimsical and adds so much to the story.

(The opinions expressed here are mine and not of the Cybils panelists)

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