Frida Kahlo-from inside a museum painting-inspires twelve-year old Lily LeRoy to use art to "memorize" her dying sister and find a life she loves.Frida Kahlo-from inside a museum painting-inspires twelve-year old Lily LeRoy to use art to "memorize" her dying sister and find a life she loves.Read Less
136 pages. Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. CHILDREN'S BOOKS. Frida Kahlo&emdash; from inside a museum painting&emdash; inspires twelve-year-old Lily LeRoy to use art to "memorize" her dying sister and find a life she loves. Learning these lessons while becoming an artist herself, Lily negotiates a path through a terrible, blessed time and still find a life she loves. Barbara Beasley Murphy has authored many acclaimed novels for young readers, including Miguel Lost and Found in the Palace (Museum of New Mexico Press). "Her older sister is dying of leukemia, and Lily can't cope with her raging grief. When her mother takes her to the art museum in Santa Fe, Lily, 12, is drawn to Frida Kahlo's paintings, and the artist's work inspires Lily to 'memorize' her sister in art....Most compelling here is the sister's unsentimental, first-person, present-tense narrative of the family's bereavement drama as Lily's feelings swing between denial, fury, rivalry, helplessness, and love."--ALA Booklist (Key Words: Children's Books, Filena Baca, Art, Barbara Beasley Murphy, Frida Kahlo).
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