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A Home for Mr. Emerson

A Home for Mr. Emerson

By Barbara Kerley   Illustrated by Edwin Fotheringham   

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545350884 Hardcover
48 Pages | 8.86" x 12.29" | Ages 8 to 12

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 the world, 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.

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Praise for A Home For Mr. Emerson:

"KerleyÂ’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