The Velveteen Daughter

The Velveteen Daughter

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The story of Margery Williams Bianco, author of the beloved children's book The Velveteen Rabbit, and her daughter Pamela, a world-renowned child prodigy artist whose fame at one time greatly eclipses her mother's. But celebrity at such an early age exacts a great toll. Pamela's dreams elude her as she struggles with severe depressions, an overbearing father, an obsessive love affair, and a spectacularly misguided marriage. Throughout, her life raft is her mother. The glamorous art world of Europe and New York in the early 20th century and a supporting cast of luminaries, including Eugene O'Neill and his wife Agnes (Margery's niece), Pablo Picasso, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, and Richard Hughes, author of A High Wind in Jamaica, provide a vivid backdrop to the Biancos' story.
Publisher: Berkeley, CA : She Writes Press, 2017
ISBN: 9781631521928
1631521926
Branch Call Number: F HUBER-L
Characteristics: 399 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 22 cm

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multcolib_susannel Jan 13, 2018

Compelling story of Margery Williams Bianco(author of the Velveteen Rabbit) and her daughter Pamela who was a wildly popular child prodigy artist. Told in alternating chapters between the two women.

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Nov 03, 2017

A very interesting and enlightening novel about Pamela Bianco : after reading it , one will never look at her drawings and paintings in the same way , it elucidates the extreme sensitivity and subtlety of her artistry.
This biography reads easily and smoothly : lots of short chapters, a poetic prose, , a clear timeline, which make it a charming but still educational page turner.

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