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A river of words : the story of William Carlos Williams

Author: Jennifer Bryant; Melissa Sweet
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Willie loved to write-words gave him freedom and peace. But he also knew that he needed to earn a living, so when he grew up he went off to medical school and became a doctor-one of the busiest men in town! Yet he never stopped writing. In this picture book biography of poet William Carlos Williams, Jen Bryant's engaging prose and Melissa Sweet's stunning mixed-media illustrations celebrate the amazing man whose  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Caldecott Medal Honor book
Children's poetry
Biographies
Dust jackets (Binding)
Caldecott Medal
Biographical poetry
Biography
Juvenile works
Poetry
Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Named Person: William Carlos Williams; William Carlos Williams; William Carlos Williams; William Carlos Williams
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer Bryant; Melissa Sweet
ISBN: 9780802853028 0802853021 9780329708887 0329708880
OCLC Number: 183926404
Awards: Caldecott Honor Book, 2009.
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2009.
Charlotte Zolotow Award Honor, 2009.
Charlotte Zolotow Award Highly Commended
Target Audience: 820
Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Other Titles: Story of William Carlos Williams
Responsibility: written by Jen Bryant ; illustrated by Melissa Sweet.

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Willie loved to write-words gave him freedom and peace. But he also knew that he needed to earn a living, so when he grew up he went off to medical school and became a doctor-one of the busiest men in town! Yet he never stopped writing. In this picture book biography of poet William Carlos Williams, Jen Bryant's engaging prose and Melissa Sweet's stunning mixed-media illustrations celebrate the amazing man whose poems about ordinary, everyday things will inspire young readers to create poems of their own. A Junior Literary Guild Selection.

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