Drawing Lessons

Tracy Mack

Marguerite Gavin (Narrator)

01-01-06

2hrs 23min

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01-01-06

2hrs 23min

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Fiction

Description

“A book of surprising beauty and depth…A ray of quiet hopefulness for readers who see themselves redrawing themselves as their families change and grow.” Booklist 

A New York Public Library Book for Teens

Twelve-year-old Aurora is an artist like her father. Through a hundred drawing lessons, he has guided her hand, trained her eye, taught her how to mix colors and achieve perspective. Together they plan to paint a beautiful mural for Rory's mother, maybe a sunset because she always misses the real sunset while she's at her job, supporting the family.

Rory goes to find her father in his studio so she can show him her sketch for the mural. But when she arrives, she finds him kissing his model. Outraged, she tries to hurt him by burning up her sketchbook, and her father leaves. Rory is devastated and stops painting altogether. Finally, she realizes that she has to talk to her father.

Praise

“A book of surprising beauty and depth…A ray of quiet hopefulness for readers who see themselves redrawing themselves as their families change and grow.” Booklist 

“Mack provides excellent characterizations of both adults and adolescents, a moving and well-paced plot and exquisitely interwoven themes of aesthetics and the multifaceted need for independence that humans of all ages can experience.” School Library Journal

“Mack weaves together enough powerful symbols and striking images to make for a vibrant showing.” Publishers Weekly

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Language English
Release Day Dec 31, 2005
Release Date January 1, 2006
Release Date Machine 1136073600
Imprint Blackstone Publishing
Provider Blackstone Publishing
Categories Children's Books, Growing Up & Facts of Life, Children/YA
Author Bio
Tracy Mack

Tracy Mack’s debut novel, Drawing Lessons, was named a Booklist Top Ten First Novel of 2000, a New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age, a Bank Street College Best Book, and a Teen People NEXT Award finalist. A book editor and devoted yogini, she lives in Brooklyn, New York, and the Berkshires with her husband, Michael Citrin.

Narrator Bio
Marguerite Gavin

Marguerite Gavin is a seasoned theater veteran, a five-time nominee for the prestigious Audie Award, and the winner of numerous AudioFile Earphones and Publishers Weekly awards. She has been an actor, director, and audiobook narrator for her entire professional career. With over four hundred titles to her credit, her narration spans nearly every genre, from nonfiction to mystery, science fiction, fantasy, romance, and children’s fiction. AudioFile magazine says, “Marguerite Gavin…has a sonorous voice, rich and full of emotion.”

Overview

A New York Public Library Book for Teens

Twelve-year-old Aurora is an artist like her father. Through a hundred drawing lessons, he has guided her hand, trained her eye, taught her how to mix colors and achieve perspective. Together they plan to paint a beautiful mural for Rory's mother, maybe a sunset because she always misses the real sunset while she's at her job, supporting the family.

Rory goes to find her father in his studio so she can show him her sketch for the mural. But when she arrives, she finds him kissing his model. Outraged, she tries to hurt him by burning up her sketchbook, and her father leaves. Rory is devastated and stops painting altogether. Finally, she realizes that she has to talk to her father.

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