Mr. Williams

Karen Barbour, Illustrations by the Author

Henry Holt and Co.

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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.

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Karen Barbour, Illustrations by 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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Mr. Williams
Karen Barbour, Illustrations by the Author

Hardcover

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Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Henry Holt and Co.
September 2005
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780805067736
ISBN10: 0805067736
Picture Book Nonfiction
8 x 10 inches, 32 pages, Includes full-color illustrations throughout
Age Range: 6 to 10
Grade Range: 1 to 5 Information for Librarians

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Lexile: 790L

$17.99
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