A Home for Mr. Emerson by Barbara KerleyA Home for Mr. Emerson by Barbara Kerley

A Home for Mr. Emerson

byBarbara KerleyIllustratorEdwin Fotheringham

Hardcover | February 25, 2014

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A joyful portrait of an iconic writer and an inspiring blueprint for how to live your life.

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 theworld, he wondered, could he build a life around these things he loved?

This moving biography - presented with Barbara Kerley and Edwin Fotheringham's inimitable grace and style - illustrates the rewards of a life well-lived, one built around personal passions: creativity and community, nature and friendship.

BARBARA KERLEY's award-winning biographies - including What to do About Alice?, The Extraordinary Mark Twain (According to Susy), The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins, and Walt Whitman: Words for America - are consistently praised. You can learn more about her online at www.barbarakerley.com. EDWIN FOTHERINGHAM has illustrated severa...
Title:A Home for Mr. EmersonFormat:HardcoverDimensions:48 pages, 12.29 × 8.86 × 0.38 inPublished:February 25, 2014Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0545350883

ISBN - 13:9780545350884


Editorial Reviews

Praise for A Home For Mr. Emerson:"Kerley?s wonderful introduction to the writer [Ralph Waldo Emerson] includes ideas about how to build a world of your own." -School Library Journal"The visual metaphors communicate both emotion and action in ways highly accessible to young readers, and Kerley extends the message by including a page of activities and advice to help children inventory their own spirits so that they, like Emerson, can "build therefore [their] own world[s]." -Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books