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A home for Mr. Emerson

by Kerley, Barbara (Author)

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Before Ralph Waldo Emerson was a great writer, he was a city boy who longed for the broad, open fields and deep, still woods of the country, and then a young man who treasured books, ideas, and people. When he grew up and set out in the world, he wondered, could he build a life around these things h... Full description

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Summary: Before Ralph Waldo Emerson was a great writer, he was a city boy who longed for the broad, open fields and deep, still woods of the country, and then a young man who treasured books, ideas, and people. When he grew up and set out in the world, he wondered, could he build a life around these things he loved? This biography illustrates the rewards of a life well-lived, one built around personal passions: creativity and community, nature and friendship.
Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 32 cm
ISBN: 9780545350884 (hbk.)
0545350883 (hbk.)
Author Notes: Edwin Fotheringham's stylish, award-winning illustrations have graced the pages of The New Yorker , The Wall Street Journal , The New York Times , and many other publications. He has illustrated numerous highly acclaimed nonfiction picture books, such as Barbara Kerley's What to Do About Alice? , a Sibert Honor Book and a Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honor Book; The Extraordinary Mark Twain (According to Susy) , a New York Public Library Best Children's Book; Those Rebels, John & Tom , an NCTE Orbis Pictus Award Honor Book; and A Home for Mr. Emerson , a NAPPA Gold Award winner; as well as younger fiction picture books, such as Pam Muñoz Ryan's Tony Baloney and the eponymous beginning reader series, Jennifer Hamburg's Monkey and Duck Quack Up! , a spring 2015 Indie Favorite, and Andria Rosenbaum's Big Sister, Little Monster . Ed lives in Seattle, Washington. Visit him online at edfotheringham.com.

Barbara Kerley is a two-time Sibert Honoree and a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honoree whose award-winning biographies include What to Do About Alice? , The Extraordinary Mark Twain (According to Susy) , Those Rebels, John & Tom , and A Home for Mr. Emerson , all illustrated by Edwin Fotheringham; Tigers & Tea with Toppy , illustrated by Matte Stephens; and The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins and Walt Whitman: Words for America , illustrated by Brian Selznick. Kerley's books have all been praised for their lively prose, meticulous research, and artistic presentation style. She lives in Portland, Oregon. Visit her online at barbarakerley.com.

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