The Velveteen Daughter

The Velveteen Daughter

A Novel

Book - 2017
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The Velveteen Daughter reveals for the first time the true story of two remarkable women: Margery Williams Bianco, the author of one of the most beloved children's books of all time 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 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. From the opening pages, the novel will captivate readers with its multifaceted and illuminating observations on art, family, and the consequences of genius touched by madness.
Publisher: Berkeley, California : She Writes Press, 2017
Characteristics: 399 pages : illustrations, photographs ; 22 cm
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781631521928


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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.

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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