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A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams *Caldecott Honor: Bryant, Jen

A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams *Caldecott Honor

Bryant, Jen

Published by Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, Grand Rapids, MI, 2008
ISBN 10: 0802853021 / ISBN 13: 9780802853028
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Title: A River of Words: The Story of William ...

Publisher: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, Grand Rapids, MI

Publication Date: 2008

Binding: Hard Cover

Illustrator: Sweet, Melissa

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Not Signed

Edition: First Edition; "1" in Number Line.

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Caldecott Honor book; first printing. Beautiful copy; clean and bright, pages crisp. No previous owner name or marks. No medal sticker to jacket; price unclipped. A lovely book about the doctor/poet!. Bookseller Inventory # 96021409

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Synopsis: 2009 Caldecott Honor Book
An ALA Notable Book
A New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Book
A Charlotte Zolotow Honor Book
NCTE Notable Children’s Book

When he wrote poems, he felt as free as the Passaic River as it rushed to the falls. Willie’s notebooks filled up, one after another. Willie’s words gave him freedom and peace, but he also knew he needed to earn a living. So he went off to medical school and became a doctor -- one of the busiest men in town! Yet he never stopped writing poetry. In this picture book biography of William Carlos Williams, Jen Bryant’s engaging prose and Melissa Sweet’s stunning mixed-media illustrations celebrate the amazing man who found a way to earn a living and to honor his calling to be a poet.]] 07 02 <b>Starred Review, School Library Journal, September, 2008</b><br/>"This stunning picture-book biography combines a lyrical text with wonderfully creative mixed-media illustrations in an impressive and personable homage to an extraordinary and accomplished man."<br/><br/><b>Starred review, Kirkus Reviews, July 2008</b><br/>"With plain words, appropriate to the style of this master of clear and precisely worded poetry, and brilliant images, Bryant and Sweet introduce Williams and his poetry in a fresh, accessible way…. It is entirely possible that this offering will not only acquaint readers with the man and his poetry but will also inspire creativity -- Williams would no doubt be pleased."<br/><br/><b>Shelf Awareness, October 2008</b><br/>"….the passion of both author and artist for their subject shine through on every page--in the pacing, in the layering of the compositions and, fittingly, in the carefully chosen details."<br/><br/><b>Curriculum Connections, School Library Journal</b><br/>"This gorgeous collage of words and images reveals bits and snatches of Williams's life -- an ordinary childhood, a love of science and nature, a busy medical career, and a quiet obsession with poetry. The writer's words are incorporated into the colorful multimedia artwork, creating a lively, lyrical picture-book biography."

Product Description: An ALA Notable Book
A New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Book
A Charlotte Zolotow Honor Book
NCTE Notable Children’s Book

When he wrote poems, he felt as free as the Passaic River as it rushed to the falls. Willie’s notebooks filled up, one after another. Willie’s words gave him freedom and peace, but he also knew he needed to earn a living. So he went off to medical school and became a doctor -- one of the busiest men in town! Yet he never stopped writing poetry. In this picture book biography of William Carlos Williams, Jen Bryant’s engaging prose and Melissa Sweet’s stunning mixed-media illustrations celebrate the amazing man who found a way to earn a living and to honor his calling to be a poet.]] 07 02 <b>Starred Review, School Library Journal, September, 2008</b><br/>"This stunning picture-book biography combines a lyrical text with wonderfully creative mixed-media illustrations in an impressive and personable homage to an extraordinary and accomplished man."<br/><br/><b>Starred review, Kirkus Reviews, July 2008</b><br/>"With plain words, appropriate to the style of this master of clear and precisely worded poetry, and brilliant images, Bryant and Sweet introduce Williams and his poetry in a fresh, accessible way…. It is entirely possible that this offering will not only acquaint readers with the man and his poetry but will also inspire creativity -- Williams would no doubt be pleased."<br/><br/><b>Shelf Awareness, October 2008</b><br/>"….the passion of both author and artist for their subject shine through on every page--in the pacing, in the layering of the compositions and, fittingly, in the carefully chosen details."<br/><br/><b>Curriculum Connections, School Library Journal</b><br/>"This gorgeous collage of words and images reveals bits and snatches of Williams's life -- an ordinary childhood, a love of science and nature, a busy medical career, and a quiet obsession with poetry. The writer's words are incorporated into the colorful multimedia artwork, creating a lively, lyrical picture-book biography."

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