Rocks in His Head
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Perfect book for a child who likes to pick up rocks, or even who likes to collect just about anything. Stevenson's watercolor-and-ink illustrations, with their trademark sketchy style, capture the mild-mannered hero perfectly. I was priviledged to meet the author at a workshop given by her. Inscribed by the author. Like new, first edition. Size: 8½" x 10½" 0.0. Bookseller Inventory # 273374
About this title:
Some people collect stamps. Other people collect coins. Carol Otis Hurst's father collected rocks. Nobody ever thought his obsession would amount to anything. They said, "You've got rocks in your head" and "There's no money in rocks." But year after year he kept on collecting, trading, displaying, and labeling his rocks. The Depression forced the family to sell their gas station and their house, but his interest in rocks never wavered. And in the end the science museum he had visited so often realized that a person with rocks in his head was just what was needed.
Anyone who has ever felt a little out of step with the world will identify with this true story of a man who followed his heart and his passion.
About the Author:
Carol Otis Hurst is a storyteller, teacher, children's book critic, and columnist for Teaching K-8 Magazine. She is the author of the Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book Rocks in His Head.
Title: Rocks in His Head
Publisher: Greenwillow Books, New York
Publication Date: 2001
Illustrator: James Stevenson
Book Condition: As new
Dust Jacket Condition: As new
Signed: Inscribed by author
Edition: First edition....
Book Type: book
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