A River of Words

The Story of William Carlos Williams

By Jennifer Bryant; Melissa Sweet (Illustrator)
(Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780802853028, 1pp.)

Publication Date: August 2008

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2009 Caldecott Honor BookAn ALA Notable BookA New York Times Best Illustrated Children's BookA Charlotte Zolotow Honor BookNCTE Notable Children's BookWhen 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.]]



About the Author
Jen Bryant teaches Children's Literature at West Chester University. She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and daughter. She is currently at work on her next novel, which will be published by Knopf in 2008.

"From the Trade Paperback edition."



Melissa Sweet has illustrated nearly 100 children's books from board books to picture books and nonfiction titles. Her collages and paintings have appeared in the New York Times and Martha Stewart Living, on Madison Park Greetings and Smilebox cards, and on a line of eeBoo toys. She received a Caldecott Honor Medal for a River of Words by Jen Bryant and two New York Times Best Illustrated citations.
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