Grandma Moses: Painter of Rural America

Grandma Moses: Painter of Rural America

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by Zibby Oneal, Grandma Moses, Donna Ruff

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School Library Journal
Gr 3-8 Anna Mary Robertson Moses is one of the most fondly remembered of America's folk artists. Oneal's biography is brief, but it covers the artist's life from birth (near Albany, N.Y., in 1860) to her death in 1961. Moses is seen as an independent person who managed to squeeze creative moments into a busy life as a farm wife and mother of ten (only five children lived to adulthood). The brevity of the text doesn't allow for much depth or detail. Fictionalization is minimal, but the text is uneven and occasionally choppy. Lack of color reproductions will deprive children of the full enjoyment of Moses' charming works. Despite these flaws, this is an adequate biography for middle grade readers and older slow readers. Armstrong's Barefoot in the Grass (Doubleday, 1970; o.p.) is more detailed and includes color reproductions, but it is aimed at older students. Nancy Kewish, Cuyahoga County Public Library, Cleveland

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Penguin Publishing Group
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Women of Our Time Series
Product dimensions:
20.00(w) x 20.00(h) x 20.00(d)
Age Range:
7 - 11 Years

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