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A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams

By Dawn Friedman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

A beautiful introduction to a stellar poet.

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Beautifully illustrated, the book uses Williams' own poetry throughout to help kids get a sense of the way he constructed his poetry and incorporated his creative life into his day-to-day work. The many details and careful construction of the pictures will keep kids coming back long after they've read the story, and may even inspire them to take their own pen to paper.

Book Details

  • Author: Jen Bryant
  • Illustrator: Melissa Sweet
  • Genre: Picture Book
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publication date: July 7, 2008
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 9 - 12
  • Number of pages: 34
  • Last updated: July 12, 2017

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