The Velveteen Daughter by Laurel Davis Huber

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Read The Velveteen Daughter Online Free - 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.

Title : The Velveteen Daughter
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ISBN : 1631521926
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 416 pages


Cindy rated it ★★★★★

July 10, 2017

4.5 stars The Velveteen Daughter tells the tale of two remarkable women, Margery Williams Bianco and her daughter Pamela Bianco. Margery Williams Bianco is known for writing The Velveteen Rabbit, a children’s picture book familiar to many generations of children, and Pamela Bianco was a renowned c...

Rebecca rated it ★★★★★

June 30, 2017

(4.5) The name Margery Williams Bianco might not seem familiar, but chances are you remember her classic children’s book The Velveteen Rabbit. This lovely debut novel is about Margery and her daughter, Pamela Bianco, a painter and child prodigy troubled by mental illness. The main thread of the n...

Lolly K Dandeneau rated it ★★★★☆

February 06, 2017

“Just one look at her this morning and despair flew into my heart. She had the look I dread, her eyes over bright, shining with that queer mix of euphoria and terror. And she talked incessantly, a very bad sign.” The Velveteen Rabbit was a beautifully tender children’s story, and after reading th...

Nancy rated it ★★★★☆

February 01, 2017

The Velveteen Rabbit is a well known and well beloved children's book by Margery Williams Bianco. That Margery's daughter, Pamela, was a child prodigy in art has been forgotten, but a new book by Laurel Davis Huber will soon correct this lapse of collective memory. Huber's novel is compelling and...

Davida rated it ★★★★☆

July 08, 2017

Laurel Davis Huber's debut historical fiction novel investigates Margery Williams Bianco, the author of the world-famous children's book, The Velveteen Rabbit, and her child prodigy artist daughter, Pamela Bianco. Huber gives us us a portrait of two lives, their relationship with each other and t...

Cindy rated it ★★★★★

December 10, 2017

"The consequences for me ... well, I never considered them at all. Years later - the hospital ... the kind doctor, Henry - I saw the truth." The Velveteen Daughter, pg.25 At four years old, Pablo Picasso declared Pamela Bianco's drawings, "incredible ... such commanding for one so young." Picasso...

Stephanie rated it ★★★★★

July 12, 2017

I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again: I love it when a book can teach me something new. Like many, I read The Velveteen Rabbit as a kid (full disclosure: the idea of burning all of the boy’s toys and books still leaves me with scars), but I never knew anything about the author, and I certa...

Barbara rated it ★★★★☆

August 03, 2017

4.5 stars. A delightful novel, exquisitely well-written and well-researched, based on the true story of Margery, the author of the beloved children's book "The Velveteen Rabbit", and her daughter Pamela, who was a talented painter and a child prodigy. Told in short chapters alternating between th...

Jessica rated it ★★★★☆

April 05, 2017

Fascinating and sad and good. Full review to come for Shelf Awareness.

Debbie rated it ★★★★★

July 02, 2017

I had the good fortune to be offered a review copy by the Historical Novel Society, and I've filed my review with them, but suffice to say that I loved this book, which lingers with me still a week after I finished reading it, and highly recommend it to anyone interested in the literature, art an...

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