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A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams

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4 out of 5
Based on 2,261 Ratings and 350 Reviews

Book Description
2009 Caldecott Honor Book
An ALA Notable Book
A New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book
A Charlotte Zolotow Honor Book
NCTE Notable Children's Book

When 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, ... More
Book Information
PublisherEerdmans Books for Young Readers
Reading LevelAges 9-12
# of Pages34
Publication Date07/09/2008
The Creators
About Jennifer Bryant (Author) : I am a poet, biographer, and fiction writer who lives with my family near Philadelphia, PA. I love all forms of visual and performing arts and I'm fascinated by the lives of great painters, writers, d... more
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About Melissa Sweet (Illustrator) : Melissa Sweet is a published author and an illustrator of children's books. Some of the published credits of Melissa Sweet include Plant That Kept on Growing, The, A River of Words: The Story of Willi... more
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2/18/2011 Jen Bryant said: Picture book biography about the life & work of poet-doctor William Carlos Williams. Caldecott Honor book. Info, reviews, & more: http://www.jenbryant.com/books/inprint/bk_river.html
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8/1/2009 Nancy Smith said:
Caldecott Honor 2009. Very interesting story and illustrations. Some of his poetry is printed inside back cover. There are biograpical notes at the end of the book. This makes me want to read his poetry. Does anyone know what dog-lime is? Please let me know. I can't seem to find it on the int... more

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4/28/2009 jama rattigan tagged as: I read, Inspired me, I recommend

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