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Mrs. Farquharson’s musings about books for children and young adults

Archive for December, 2012

Celebrating Hanukkah in Picture Books


Whenever I am asked for recommendations for Hanukkah books to read to children, the first author whom I recommend is always Eric Kimmel. His books fascinate young and old because he is a gifted storyteller, and some of his books are based on Hanukkah themes. I am probably partial to Eric because he understands what […]

Georgia O’Keeffe


Flowers, skulls, and desert images are most often the images that one associates with Georgia O’Keeffe. We usually think of the Southwest as the inspiration for much of her work. In 1939, this gifted artist traveled to Hawaii when the Hawaiian Pineapple Company sponsored her to create two new paintings for them. The company wanted […]

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