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A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams

Written by Jen Bryant and illustrated by Melissa Sweet
Goodreads Rating - 4.1 / 5.0
$18.0
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Target Age
34
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Picture
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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.

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  • 2008 New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Book Award

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Book Details

ISBN 10:
0802853021
ISBN 13:
9780802853028
Publication Date:
July 9, 2008