When Noot is finally allowed to paint umbrellas like the other women and girls in her village, she secretly hopes that she might be chosen as this year's Umbrella Queen. Carefully, she creates serene flowers and butterflies exactly as she has seen her mother and grandmother do for years.But soon her imagination takes over, and Noot finds herself straying from the old patterns, to the dismay of her...
Age Range: 4 - 8 years
Grade Level: Kindergarten - 3
Hardcover: 40 pages
Publisher: Greenwillow Books (June 17, 2008)
Product Dimensions: 9.8 x 0.5 x 10.2 inches
Amazon Rank: 849192
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This book reminds me of the Asian art style of printmaking much like silkscreen. It tells the story of painters who must comply to the towns theme of butterfly's until one day a young artist breaks away to create her own vision of what art should be...
o depend on the traditionally painted umbrellas for their livelihood.Her parents tell her she must go back to the old designs and Noot obeys, knowing that the King is coming soon to name the one who has painted the most beautiful umbrella. After all, the King would never choose a queen who breaks from tradition . . . would he?