♥ Book Title : A Boy, a Mouse, and a Spider--The Story of E. B. White
☯ Full Synopsis : "A lyrical picture book biography of the author of "Charlotte's Web" and "Stuart Little, " two beloved classics of children's literature, illustrated by Caldecott Honoree Castillo. Full color."Article| Barbara Herkert| Statement ..."
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♥ Book Title : A Boy, a Mouse, and a Spider--The Story of E. B. White
☯ Full Synopsis : "A lyrical biography of E. B. White, beloved author of Charlotte's Web and Stuart Little, written by Barbara Herkert and illustrated by Caldecott honoree Lauren Castillo. When young Elwyn White lay in bed as a sickly child, a bold house mouse befriended him. When the time came for kindergarten, an anxious Elwyn longed for the farm, where animal friends awaited him at the end of each day. Propelled by his fascination with the outside world, he began to jot down his reflections in a journal. Writing filled him with joy, and words became his world. Today, Stuart Little and Charlotte’s Web are beloved classics of children’s literature, and E. B. White is recognized as one of the finest American writers of all time. A Christy Ottaviano Book"Article| Barbara Herkert| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Charlotte's Web
☯ Full Synopsis : ""A beautiful hardback edition of Charlotte's Webby E. B. White. This lovely edition is part of the highly collectible Puffin 'cloth' Classics series - all the titles in the range have attractive 'cloth' textured covers with a stunning repeat pattern design specific to each story. Charlotte's Web makes a perfect addition to the collection which includes some of the best-loved Puffin titles of all time. The unforgettable story of a girl called Fern who loves a little pig called Wilbur. It tells how Charlotte A. Cavatica, a beautiful grey spider, saves Wilbur from the usual fate of nice fat pigs, by a wonderfully clever plan - a plan so original that no one else could possibly have thought of it!""Article| E. B. White| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Meerkat Mail
☯ Full Synopsis : "Through a series of flip-up postcards addressed to his family, Sunny Meerkat documents his travels as he searches for the perfect place for him to live."Article| Emily Gravett| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Stuart Little
☯ Full Synopsis : "E.B. White's classic novel about a small mouse on a very big adventure, available in eBook for the very first time!"Article| E. B. White| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Sewing Stories: Harriet Powers' Journey from Slave to Artist
☯ Full Synopsis : "An illuminating picture book biography of an artist and former slave whose patchwork quilts bring the stories of her family to life. Harriet Powers learned to sew and quilt as a young slave girl on a Georgia plantation. She lived through the Civil War and Reconstruction, and eventually owned a cotton farm with her family, all the while relying on her skills with the needle to clothe and feed her children. Later she began making pictorial quilts, using each square to illustrate Bible stories and local legends. She exhibited her quilts at local cotton fairs, and though she never traveled outside of Georgia, her quilts are now priceless examples of African American folk art. Barbara Herkert’s lyrical narrative and Vanessa Newton’s patchwork illustrations bring this important artist to life in a moving picture-book biography."Article| Barbara Herkert| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Mary Cassatt
☯ Full Synopsis : "Mary Cassatt was a headstrong, determined girl. She wanted to be an artist in 1860, a time when proper girls certainly weren't artists. It wasn't polite. But Mary herself wasn't polite. She pursued art with a passion, moving to Paris to study, painting what she saw. Her work was rejected by the Salon judges time and time again. One day, the great painter Edgar Degas invited her to join him and his group of independent artists, those who flouted the rules and painted as they pleased-the Impressionists. Mary was on her way. "I began to live," said Mary. Today, her paintings hang in museums around the world and she is recognized as one of the most celebrated female artists of all time."Article| Barbara Herkert| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Some Writer!
☯ Full Synopsis : "The beloved author of Charlotte's Web and Stuart Little springs to vivid life in this "masterful" (Kirkus Reviews), gorgeously illustrated New York Times best-selling biography of E. B. White by Sibert medalist and Caldecott Honor winner Melissa Sweet."Article| Melissa Sweet| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Story of Charlotte's Web
☯ Full Synopsis : "While composing what would become his most enduring and popular book, Charlotte's Web, E. B. White was obeying that oft-repeated maxim: 'Write what you know.' Helpless pigs, silly geese,clever spiders, greedy rats - White knew all of these characters in the barns and stables where he spent his favourite hours as child and adult. Painfully shy, White once wrote of himself 'this boy felt for animals a kinship he never felt for people'. Nonetheless, that tens of millions have been so moved by Charlotte's Web, and by White's other classics, testifies to his deep understanding of the human condition. Bringing readers into intimate contact with E. B. White's world, Michael Sims chronicles his animal-rich youth and dreams of being a writer; the vibrant early years of the New Yorker,where urban nature was White's ever-present theme; the discovery of the farm in Maine where he and his wife would live; his fascinating scientific research into how spiders spin webs, lay eggs, and live in the world; his friendship with his legendary editor, Ursula Nordstrom; and the luminous creative process that led to publication of his masterpiece. By refining the raw ore of his childhood in Mount Vernon, New York, in the first decade of the twentieth century, White translated his own passions and contradictions, delights and fears, into a book that would be read the world over. The Story of Charlotte's Web illuminates the life of a literary icon, and will add richness and appreciation for anyone who has loved, or has yet to read, a cherished classic."Article| Michael Sims| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Trumpet of the Swan
☯ Full Synopsis : "Now available for the first time as an ebook! Illustrations in this ebook appear in vibrant full color on a full-color device and in rich black-and-white on all other devices. This beloved book by E. B. White, author of Charlotte's Web and Stuart Little, is a classic of children's literature that perfectly describes what it's like to march to the beat of your own drummer. Louis is a trumpeter swan, but unlike the rest of his family, he can't make a sound. And since he can't trumpet his love, the beautiful swan Serena pays no attention to him. But when his father steals him a real brass trumpet, Louis has to find out if it's the key to what he's wanted all along. E. B. White's classic book is a tender novel of overcoming the odds and learning to do things on your own terms. It will continue to be enjoyed by generations to come. It contains evocative illustrations by Fred Marcellino, the acclaimed illustrator of Puss in Boots and I, Crocodile, among many other books. Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts"Article| E. B. White| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Nana in the City
☯ Full Synopsis : "A young boy is frightened by how busy and noisy the city is when he goes there to visit his Nana, but she makes him a fancy red cape that keeps him from being scared as she shows him how wonderful a place it is."Article| Lauren Castillo| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Flying Girl
☯ Full Synopsis : ""Six months before the famous Wright Brothers' first flight, Aaida de Acosta became the first woman to fly a powered aircraft."--"Article| Margarita Engle| Statement ..."