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A Home for Mr. Emerson

A Home for Mr. Emerson

by Barbara Kerley Illustrated by Edwin Fotheringham

From the award-winning creators of Those Rebels, John and 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.
8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Interest Level
Grades 3 - 7
Lexile Measure
Scholastic Inc.
Number of Pages
Biography and Autobiography

About the Author and Illustrator

Contributor Image Alt Tag Barbara Kerley Barbara Kerley is the author of Walt Whitman: Words for America, The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins and Greetings from Planet Earth
Edwin Fotheringham Edwin Fotheringham's award-winning illustrations have graced the pages of the The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, The New York Times, and many other publications. What to Do About Alice? is his first picture book,

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