INDIGO AND MOONLIGHT GOLD by Jan Spivey Gilchrist

INDIGO AND MOONLIGHT GOLD

Age Range: 6 - 10
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 In the first book she has authored, a Coretta Scott King winner for illustration (Nathaniel Talking, 1990) portrays a young girl, Autrie, out on her porch looking at the night sky and thinking about change--how she and her mother will age, how she'll confront the future. Finally, going in, she imagines becoming one of the mamas ``who sit and watch their children dream on nights of indigo...'' There's no real story here, but there is a strong, inspirational mood of quiet confidence and hope. And although Gilchrist's is sometimes prosaic, her freely rendered paintings--varied by using multiple images of the two characters with different points of view--are expansive and lyrical. A life-size jacket portrait of the pensive Autrie is particularly appealing. (Picture book. 6-10)

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1993
ISBN: 0-86316-210-X
Page count: 32pp
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 1st, 1993




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