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Astonishing Women Artists

by (author) Heather Ball

Second Story Press
Initial publish date
Jan 2007
General, Art
Recommended Age
9 to 13
Recommended Grade
4 to 8
Recommended Reading age
9 to 12
  • eBook

    Publish Date
    Jan 2007
    List Price
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Apr 2007
    List Price

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Discover the lives of women artists from the 16th century to the present day, such as the early feminist Artemisia Gentileschi, the adventurous Emily Carr, the flamboyant Frida Kahlo, and the brilliant Georgia O’Keeffe.

About the author

Heather Ball is a professional writer and editor. She has written three other books in the Women’s Hall of Fame Series: Remarkable Women Writers, Magnificent Women in Music, and Great Women Leaders, which was named an American Library Association Amelia Bloomer Project Recommended Read for 2005. She is a graduate of the Humber School for Writers in Toronto, and in 2003 she was named Centennial College’s first-ever Writer of the Year. She lives and works in Toronto.

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Librarian Reviews

Astonishing Women Artists (Women’s Hall of Fame)

This book features ten women, including Canadians Mary Pratt, Emily Carr and Kenojuak Ashevak, who challenged stereotypes and societal expectations by following their dreams of creating remarkable works of art. Readers are provided with websites where they can view the works of the artists.

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Best Books for Kids & Teens. 2008.

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