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From the award-winning creators of THOSE REBELS, JOHN & TOM, a joyful portrait of an American icon and an inspiring blueprint for how to live your life.
"All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better."
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.
May it inspire you to experiment and build the life you dream of living.
Barbara Kerley's award-winning biographies--including WHAT TO DO ABOUT ALICE?, THE EXTRAORDINARY MARK TWAIN (ACCORDING TO SUSY), and THOSE REBELS, JOHN & TOM, illustrated by Edwin Fotheringham, and THE DINOSAURS OF WATERHOUSE HAWKINS and WALT WHITMAN: WORDS FOR AMERICA, both illustrated by Brian Selznick--are consistently praised for their lively prose, meticulous research, and artistic presentation style. Kerley lives in Portland, Oregon. You can learn more about her online at www.barbarakerley.com.
Edwin Fotheringham has illustrated several award-winning picture book biographies, including Barbara Kerley's WHAT TO DO ABOUT ALICE?, THE EXTRAORDINARY MARK TWAIN (ACCORDING TO SUSY), and THOSE REBELS, JOHN & TOM. He is also the illustrator of Shana Corey’s MERMAID QUEEN and Pam Munoz Ryan's TONY BALONEY, as well as a new TONY BALONEY reading series, beginning with TONY BALONEY SCHOOL RULES. Edwin lives in Seattle, Washington. You can learn more about him online at www.edfotheringham.com.