Sunday, 30 August 2020

The World Is Round 

by Gertrude Stein (Author), Clement Hurd (Author), Thacher Hurd (Author)
  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Harper Design; 75th Anniversary ed. edition (Oct. 29 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 006220307X





Synopsis 


Published to commemorate its 75th anniversary, The World Is Round brings back into print the classic story created by Gertrude Stein and Clement Hurd.
Written in her unique prose style, Gertrude Stein's The World Is Round chronicles the adventures of a young girl named Rose—a whimsical tale that delights in wordplay and sound while exploring the ideas of personal identity and individuality. This stunning volume replicates the original 1939 edition to a T, including all of Clement Hurd's original blue-and-white art printed on the rose-pink paper that Stein insisted upon. Also featured here are two essays that provide an inside view to the making of the book. The first, a foreword by Clement Hurd's son, author and illustrator Thacher Hurd, includes previously unpublished photographs and sheds light on a creative family life in Vermont, where his father and mother, author Edith Thacher Hurd, often collaborated on children's books. The second essay, an afterword by Edith Thacher Hurd, takes readers behind the scenes of the making of The World Is Round, including the numerous letters exchanged between Hurd and Stein as well as images of Stein with the real-life Rose and her white poodle, Love.

What I Thought 

 The World is Round is somewhat of a different-type book for this age group, but it is incredibly unique and the prose style of Gertrude Stein is intriguing. The story is written with wordplay and sound and, when reading to a child, will keep the child listening attentively to the story. Delightful, whether you're a child or an adult.

About the Author

 Gertrude Stein (1874–1946) was born in Pittsburgh to a prosperous German-Jewish family. She was educated in France and the United States, worked under the pioneering psychologist William James, and later studied medicine. With her brother Leo she was an important patron of the arts, acquiring works by many contemporary artists, most famously Picasso, while her home became a popular meeting place for writers and painters from Matisse to Hemingway. Her books include Three Lives, Tender Buttons, and The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas




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Saturday, 27 June 2020

Time for Margot to Go to Bed (Margot the Groundhog and Her North American Squirrel Family Book 3) Kindle Edition

by Lieve Snellings (Author)
  
Print Length: 38 pages 
Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC 
Language: English
ASIN: B07Z1GW63V





Synopsis

 Winter cold is coming. Margot the groundhog must go to bed. But why is she feeling so sad?
Hibernating means being alone for a long time. How can she survive?

Together they find solutions.
Which ones, of course, you can find out, by reading this book.

What I Thought 

 A delightful story about an endearing groundhog named Margot. The story is imaginative and well told with valuable messages that children will learn from. The author’s photography in this book is wonderful. A charming book for children to connect with wildlife.

Other Books by Lieve Snellings

 https://www.amazon.ca/s?i=digital-text&rh=p_27%3ALieve+Snellings&s=relevancerank&text=Lieve+Snellings




Saturday, 9 May 2020

The Dragon Grammar Book Nominated for 2020 TopShelf Book Award

The Dragon Grammar Book - Grammar For Kids, Dragons, and the Whole Kingdom has been nominated for a 2020 TopShelf Book Award.


About the TopShelf Book Awards
We use the powerful brand we’ve built to raise awareness of the best authors and books––not only to readers but to our growing list of booksellers and librarians from around the globe. Every single book that is promoted in TopShelf Magazine and on our website is likely to be seen by booksellers, librarians, authors, agents, publicists, reviewers, readers, and more––thousands of some of the most influential, most important people who could ever get ahold of your book. Booksellers and many big names in the literary industry, pay attention to the results of this contest. The winners are promoted heavily to booksellers, librarians, and readers on a scale you likely have never seen before. The TopShelf Book Awards is the contest that very well could put you on the map.
https://topshelfmagazine.net/index.php/about-the-book-awards/

Thank you to the person who thought my book worthy of this fine nomination. And because of the nomination, I didn't have to pay the entry fee. Yay!

The TopShelf Book Award finalists will be notified by email by the end of September of the current contest period, and the winners will be announced in the Holiday Edition of TopShelf Magazine in December.

Reviews for The Dragon Grammar Book on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Dragon-Grammar-Book-Dragons-Kingdom-ebook/dp/B078G1VKP2


 The Dragon Grammar Book
Four-Time Gold Medal Winning Book in Children/Teen Education
http://www.clcawards.org/2018_Award_Winning_Books.html

https://readersfavorite.com/2018-award-contest-winners.htm

http://www.clcawards.org/2018_Award_Winning_Books.html


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