The World Is Round

The World Is Round Cover

The World Is Round

By Gertrude Stein; Clement Hurd (Illustrator); Edith Thacher Hurd (Afterword by)

Harper Design, Hardcover, 9780062203076, 110pp.

Publication Date: October 29, 2013

Description
Published to coincide with the 75th anniversary of its first printing, this facsimile edition of Stein's only children's book tells the story of a young girl named Rose who contemplates about who, what, and why she is. This edition also features Hurd's blue-and-white line art printed on the rose-pink paper that so important to Stein.


About the Author
Gertrude Stein (1874 1946) was born in Pittsburgh to a prosperous German-Jewish family. She was educated in France and the United States, worked under the pioneering psychologist William James, and later studied medicine. With her brother Leo she was an important patron of the arts, acquiring works by many contemporary artists, most famously Picasso, while her home became a popular meeting place for writers and painters from Matisse to Hemingway. Her books include Three Lives, Tender Buttons, and The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas.

Clement Hurd (1908 1988) is best known for illustrating Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny, the classic picture books by Margaret Wise Brown. He studied painting in Paris with Fernand Leger and others in the early 1930s. After his return to the United States in 1935, he began to work in children's books. He illustrated more than one hundred books, many of them with his wife, Edith Thacher Hurd, including the Johnny Lion books, The Day the Sun Danced, and The Merry Chase. A native of New York City, he lived most of his life in Vermont and California.

Clement Hurd (1908 1988) se graduo de Yale University. Estudio pintura en Paris en los anos 1930 con Fernand Leger, entre otros. Alli fue donde desarrollo su estilo caracteristico, compuesto de colores de fuerte contraste. Hurd estuvo casado con la escritora Edith Thacher Hurd, con quien tambien creo muchos libros que se convirtieron en favoritos de los ninos.



Edith Thacher Hurd was born in Kansas City, Missouri. She wrote more than seventy-five children's books, including Starfish, I Dance in My Red Pajamas and the Johnny Lion books, many of which were illustrated by her husband, Clement Hurd.


NPR
Saturday, Nov 9, 2013

Most people know Stein as the author of experimental fiction and the host of salons for the great artists of her time. But in 1939, Stein also became a children's book author. The World Is Round � a collaboration with illustrator Clement Hurd, of Goodnight Moon fame � follows the adventures of a young girl named Rose. More at NPR.org

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