Flamingnet Student Book Reviewer TKono
"Noonie's Masterpiece" by Lisa Railsback is about a ten
year old artist that is underappreciated. She is
confident that she is talented, but not everyone seems to
agree with her. Her mother is dead, and her father is
constantly away on archaeological trips; so, she lives
with her aunt, uncle, and cousin, all of which are
facetiously eclectic. She enters an art contest, talks
about school, and comes to realize what is really
important to her in the end.
The art in this book is of
high quality, illustrated by Sarajo Frieden. The pages
themselves have decorations and color; even the text has
color. The plot itself isn't too intense, but this book
is meant for the grammar school age anyway. While it is
great that a girl pursues her art dreams, it is a bit
disappointing that she is noted as disliking math.
Overall, this book is a nice bridge for young ones that
will prepare them for chapter books.
Reviewer City, State and Country: Troy, NY 12180