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Gaudi coverBuilding on Nature: the Life of Antoni GaudiIllustrated by Julie Paschkis

Henry Holt and Company, September 2009
ISBN 978-0-8050-8745-1

In a small village in Spain lives a boy named Antoni Gaudi.
His home is Catalonia, a place of jagged mountain peaks and silvery olive trees, splashed by the sparkling sea. The wild beauty of this landscape makes a deep impression. He thinks of it as the Great Book of Nature, and he will read from it all his life.

Gaudi becomes an architect, learning the rules of form and structure that buildings are supposed to follow. But the shapes and colors of the natural world still inspire him, and he works them into his buildings. Leaves climb up walls. Pillars are giant animal feet. A long bench snakes around a playground.

Antoni Gaudi turned nature into art, and in the process revolutionized the world of architecture.

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Book CoverThrough Georgia's Eyes

Illustrated by Julie Paschkis

Henry Holt and Company, February 2006
ISBN 0-8050-7740-5

Georgia expresses feelings
in her own way. Words work.
But for her, the color blue
says it better.
Or red.
Or a seashell.

Georgia O'Keeffe saw the world differently from most people. As a child she roamed the prairie with a sketch pad in her hand, struggling to capture on paper what she saw all around her. At art school she learned to speak in paint on canvas.

But Georgia felt confined by city life. She longed for inspiration, for vast expanses of space, and she found them both in the red hills and silent deserts of New Mexico.

Lyrical and vivid, Through Georgia's Eyes is a portrait of an exceptional artist, a woman whose eyes were open to the wideness and wonder of the world.

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