“The elegance of Patchett’s prose is seductive and inviting: with Patchett as a guide, readers will really get to grips with the power of struggles, failures, and triumphs alike.” — Publishers Weekly (starred review)
In Some Writer!, the two-time Caldecott Honor winner Melissa Sweet mixes White’s personal letters, photos, and family ephemera with her own exquisite artwork to tell his story, from his birth in 1899 to his death in 1985. This authorized tribute is the first fully illustrated biography of E. B. White and includes an afterword by Martha White, E. B. White’s granddaughter. Pure scrapbook delight for the eyes and heart!
“Whether the name E. B. White is a new discover or a much-loved author, Some Writer! will captivate readers of all ages.”—Christian Science Monitor
“Sweet raises her collage skills to new heights while bringing her love and admiration for fellow Mainer E. B. White to the page for everyone to appreciate. Just as her astounding collages blend materials that might have been found in a barn in Maine, the text carefully blends her words with those of the beloved writer of children’s books… Sweet has written and drawn a fast-moving, thorough, deeply researched, and accessible biography.”—Horn Book, STARRED review
Don’t leave home without this book! It includes descriptions of author’s houses and museums in the United States and abroad, literary festivals and tours, as well as literary places to lodge, dine and drink. Imagine yourself in the French Quarter of New Orleans, watching the Stella Shouting Contest (Tennessee William’s Streetcar Named Desire) and then stepping down the street to a bookstore in the Faulkner house (Faulkner House Books) followed by rest and refreshment at the Hotel Monteleone, a favorite of Eudora Welty and Truman Capote.