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A Visit to William Blake's Inn: Poems for Innocent and Experienced Travelers (First Edition)

Willard, Nancy; Provensen, Alice and Martin (illus.)

Published by Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, New York / London, 1981
ISBN 10: 0152938222 / ISBN 13: 9780152938222
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Title: A Visit to William Blake's Inn: Poems for ...

Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, New York / London

Publication Date: 1981

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Provensen, Alice and Martin

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition.


Mauve paper over boards with blindstamped illustration on upper board, beige cloth backstrip with gilt-stamped lettering; illustrated dust jacket. Book is fine -- appearing new. Dust jacket price-clipped, else fine, in mylar. A bright and lovely copy of this Caldecott and Newbery winner. Bookseller Inventory # D1360

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Synopsis: Inspired by William Blake?s Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience, this delightful collection of poetry for children brings to life Blake?s imaginary inn and its unusual guests.

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Nancy Willard (born June 26, 1936) is a novelist, a poet, and a children's writer and occasional illustrator. Her 1981 collection of poems, A Visit to William Blake's Inn, won the Newbery Medal as that year's most distinguished contribution to American children's literature.

Willard was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where she later received the B.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Michigan and won five Hopwood Awards for creative writing. She also studied at Stanford University, where she received her M.A.

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