Drawing Lessons

By Tracy Mack
Read by Marguerite Gavin

2.37 Hours 01/01/2006 unabridged
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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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Summary

Summary

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“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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Author

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.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 2.37
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English