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16 Words: William Carlos Williams and "The Red Wheelbarrow"

Written by Lisa Rogers and illustrated by Chuck Groenink
Published by Schwartz & Wade
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Target Age
40
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This simple nonfiction picture book about the beloved American poet William Carlos Williams is also about how being mindful can result in the creation of a great poem like “The Red Wheelbarrow”—which is only sixteen words long.

“Look out the window. What do you see? If you are Dr. William Carlos Williams, you see a wheelbarrow. A drizzle of rain. Chickens scratching in the damp earth.” The wheelbarrow belongs to Thaddeus Marshall, a street vendor, who every day goes to work selling vegetables on the streets of Rutherford, New Jersey. That simple action inspires poet and doctor Williams to pick up some of his own tools—a pen and paper—and write his most famous poem.

In this lovely picture book, young listeners will see how paying attention to the simplest everyday things can inspire the greatest art, as they learn about a great American poet.

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Who Wrote 16 Words: William Carlos Williams and "The Red Wheelbarrow"

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Lisa Rogers

Lisa Rogers is an elementary school librarian and former reporter and editor. She holds degrees from The College of William and Mary, Boston College, and Southern Connecticut State University. She is the author of 16 Words: William Carlos Williams and The Red Wheelbarrow, and received the PEN New England Susan P. Bloom Discovery Award. A native of the New Jersey shore, she lives in Massachusetts with her family and hound dog.

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Who Illustrated 16 Words: William Carlos Williams and "The Red Wheelbarrow"

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Chuck Groenink

Chuck Groenink hails from an overgrown village among the peat bogs in the north of the Netherlands, where he spent his formative years climbing trees, drawing, reading, and cycling. He’s a history buff who attended the ArtEZ Academy of Art & Design in Kampen and now lives in Kinderhook, NY, with his wife, dog, and two cats. Look for him at www.chuckgroenink.com.

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Book Details

ISBN 10:
152472016X
ISBN 13:
9781524720162
Publication Date:
September 24, 2019