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Mr. Williams

Barbour, Karen

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ISBN 10: 0805067736 / ISBN 13: 9780805067736
Published by Henry Holt and Co, New York, 2005
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Quarto in a blue DJ (yellow spine) ; 1 v (unpaged) : color illus 27 cm. Author signed with art illustration to front free end paper // African Americans -- Biography -- Juvenile literature -- Louisiana -- Arcadia. A fine clean copy in a fine DJ First edition, first printing (full number line). Bookseller Inventory # 31252

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Title: Mr. Williams

Publisher: Henry Holt and Co, New York

Publication Date: 2005

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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The powerful and personal story of one American childhood

When Mr. Williams was a boy growing up in Arcadia, Louisiana, Calvin Coolidge was president, Martin Luther King Jr. had just been born, and children worked hard in the fields for most of the year.

Many years later, Karen Barbour grew up hearing Mr. Williams tell stories about his childhood. In this beautiful book, she not only shares the memories he passed on to her but also creates stunning paintings to illustrate them.

The story of Mr. J. W. Williams, lovingly told by his friend, evokes a specific time and place in American history in a way that is immediate, intimate, and relevant.

"Barbour's meticulously rendered artwork and Mr. Williams' astute observations vividly dramatize a distinct moment in American history, well worth remembering." - Publishers Weekly

About the Author:

Karen Barbour is an award-winning illustrator of many books for children, including I Have an Olive Tree by Eve Bunting. She lives in Point Reyes Station, California.

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