We are pleased to host both the author and the illustrator of A Home for Mr. Emerson. Join us at 3pm on Sunday, May 18 for a presentation and book signing for this joyful portrait of an American icon and an inspiring blueprint for how to live your life.
Barbara Kerley's award-winning biographies--including What to Do About Alice?, The Extraordinary Mark Twain (According to Susy), and Those Rebels, John & Tom (all illustrated by Edwin Fotheringham), and The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins and Walt Whitman: Words for America, both illustrated by Brian Selznick -- are consistently praised for their lively prose, meticulous research, and artistic presentation style. Barbara lives in Portland, Oregon.
Edwin Fotheringham has illustrated several award-winning picture book biographies, including Barbara Kerley's What to Do About Alice?, The Extraordinary Mark Twain (According to Susy), and Those Rebels, John & Tom. He is also the illustrator of Shana Corey's Mermaid Queen and Pam Muñoz Ryan's Tony Baloney, as well as a new Tony Baloney reading series, beginning with Tony Baloney School Rules. Edwin lives in Seattle, Washington.
"All life is an experiment.
experiments you make
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.