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Noonie's Masterpiece In Purple: A Play (2000)

by Lisa Railsback(Favorite Author)
3.91 of 5 Votes: 1
1583420347 (ISBN13: 9781583420348)
Dramatic Pub Co
review 1: This was such an artistic children's book. I learned things about artists I would have never known otherwise. It was educational and emotional and fun all wrapped up into one book. Little Noonie, who's mom has died and father is a traveling archeologist, is a wonderful artist. She has a blue period and a purple period and even a polka dotted period. All Noonie really wants is for her dad to come home and take her with him, but of course it would be too dangerous and she has school to think about. I loved Nooonie and all her artsy antics and I think you will too. Noonie's Purple Masterpieces was first a play, as I read the book I imagined that it would be a great traveling play done in schools. Remember the ones they used to have on a special afternoon asse... morembly.
review 2: Noonie's Masterpiece would have been my FAVORITE book in elementary school. Noonie is a surprisingly dedicated artist for a 4th grader, she carries her art supplies with her everywhere and creates art whenever the mood strikes her, be it a parking lot or in the hallway. But it's not surprising Noonie has latched onto art the way she has, her mother died when she was younger (she was also an artist), her father is away on archaeological digs and she lives with her aunt, uncle and cousin.The story is very rich for those of us that love the arts, it's like a who's who of famous artists, I think it's a wonderful way for children to be introduced to these masters of the art world in a fun and relevant way. And the book doesn't just talk about art, it IS art. The illustrations and paintings in this book make it for me. They are silly, random, touching and so so colorful. I found myself being disappointed when there wasn't more than a little pattern on some of the pages after seeing other pages so over saturated with art. I love it.I would highly suggest this for elementary school aged children that show an interest in the arts! less
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Creative tale of a child artist's struggle to understand her place in her family and the art world.
i liked this book because it was about an imaginative girl with a craving for art
I love the character Noonie. N
Three million stars.
Meh. It's okay.
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