And I Paint It: Henriette Wyeth’s World (Hardcover)
A poetic picture-book biography about artist N.C. Wyeth’s daughter, Henriette, a talented painter in her own right
And I think of the girl I am and the girl I’ll be:
A painter, like Pa.
An actress (maybe).
A fairy with wings.
A father and daughter sneak away from their big, busy family to paint in the wild landscape. Together, they paint a lily, bright and white as a star; the green growing into the cap of a strawberry; the blue in the sky running pink. Henriette’s father is N.C. Wyeth, the famous artist, who encourages her to paint what she sees, to awaken into her dreams, and she does, in this poetic picture book inspired by a famous American family of artists.
About the Author
Beth Kephart is a National Book Award–nominated, award-winning author of more than 20 books. This is her debut picture book with Cameron Kids. Kephart has a deep, personal interest in the Wyeth family. She lives in Pennsylvania. Amy June Bates is the award-winning illustrator of several picture books and chapter books, including the covers of Kate DiCamillo’s Raymie Nightingale series. She lives with her three children and husband in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
Amy Bates is the illustrator of Bear in the Air, Minette’s Feast, and The Dog Who Belonged to No One. She lives in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
“Dreamlike and sparkling stream-of-consciousness writing brings to mind Virginia Woolf—and for Henriette, the outdoors clearly provided a room of her own.”
A lovely foray into a painter’s world.
— Publishers Weekly
And I Paint It: Henriette Wyeth’s World is a sensitive, satisfying portrayal of an adoring daughter spending time with her father. It’s also an inspiring glimpse into the careful cultivation and blossoming of a child’s creative spirit.
— Alice Cary