A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams

A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams

ISBN: 0802853021

ISBN 13: 9780802853028

Publication Date: July 09, 2008

Publisher: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers

Pages: 40

Format: Hardcover

Authors: Jen Bryant, Melissa Sweet

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When he wrote poems, he felt as free as the Passaic River as it rushed to the falls. Willie’s notebooks filled up, one after another. Willie’s words gave him freedom and peace, but he also knew he needed to earn a living. So he went off to medical school and became a doctor -- one of the busiest men in town! Yet he never stopped writing poetry. In this picture book biography of William Carlos Williams, Jen Bryant’s engaging prose and Melissa Sweet’s stunning mixed-media illustrations celebrate the amazing man who found a way to earn a living and to honor his calling to be a poet.