Teaching Children's Literature

“A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.” ~C.S. Lewis

Georgia in Hawaii


Bibliographic Information: Novesky, Amy(2012). Georgia in Hawaii: When Georgia O’Keeffe Painted What She Pleased. New York, NY:  Harcourt Children’s Books.

Reading Level: 5th grade

Synopsis:  The Hawaiian Pineapple Company invited Georgia O’Keeffe to Hawaii to tour and then to paint two pictures of a pineapple.  Georgia toured and wanted to paint what she wanted to paint, not what she was told to paint.  She finally painted the pineapple.

Classroom Rationale:  This book is a true story about an experience in artist, Georgia O’Keeffe’s life.  I would read this story aloud to hear an example of a personal narrative and point out the details used in the story to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings.

CCSS.W.2.3- Write narratives in which they recount a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure.


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This entry was posted on June 19, 2013 by in Informational Texts and tagged , , .

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