Wednesday, January 21, 2009

A River of Words

Written by Jen Bryant (July 2008)
Illustrated by Melissa Sweet
34 pages
2008 Cybils nominee for best poetry

A River of Words tells of the poet William Carlos Williams' life from childhood until he's an adult. Bryant shows the reader where Williams grew up, how he fell in love with poetry, and where his inspiration from his poems came from.

This is a book for all ages. I read it to my oldest son and he loved hearing about Williams going after what he wanted, becoming a busy doctor, who still found the time to do what he loved: write poetry. The book was so nice we read it over again once we finished it the first time.

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