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By Lisa Railsback,Illustrated by Sarajo Frieden
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Fantastic illustrations with a fresh, contemporary look enrich this debut novel about a 10-year-old aspiring artist stuck living with an aunt, uncle, and cousin who clearly don't recognize her genius. A humorous and heartfelt reminder that "a brilliant artist is never afraid," this book reveals that sometimes our greatest masterpieces are the bonds we unexpectedly forge with the people in our lives.
\\\"Fast, funny, and filled with Noonie\\\'s wild art.\\\"
Discovery Girls2010-06-10 00:00:00
ìNoonie[\\\'s]...pain and vulnerability are as evident as her belief in herself as an artist, and by the end of the story, sheíll have readers in her corner.î
ìWith the help of Ms. Lilly, the eye-opening results of an art contest, and a humorous pep talk by Van Gogh and other masters, Noonie comes to accept both her eccentricity and her loving, if not ideal, family. Readers with similar worries may find this a rewarding, if not masterful, pep talk as well.î
Publishers Weekly2010-04-19 00:00:00
ìFilled with the self-absorption and longing that is a hallmark of her age, Noonie\\\'s rambling, heartfelt story will appeal to young artists who are, like Noonie, trying to find where they belong in their worldÖor just their family.î
Kirkus Reviews2010-03-01 00:00:00
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