cover image Grandma Moses

Grandma Moses

Alexandra Wallner. Holiday House, $16.95 (32pp) ISBN 978-0-8234-1538-0

Alexandra Wallner, the author and artist behind Betsy Ross and Abigail Adams, offers another illustrated biography of a celebrated American in Grandma Moses. The book follows Anna Mary Robertson through her childhood on a late 19th-century New York farm. Her early interest in painting necessarily remained secondary to her duties, until late in life. Wallner's simple folk-art-inspired illustrations seem ideally suited to the life and work of her subject.