Willa: The Story of Willa Cather, an American Writer

Willa: The Story of Willa Cather, an American Writer


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“Captivating…” – Booklist

From award-winning author Amy Ehrlich comes an illustrated biography of Willa Cather, one of America’s greatest and most beloved writers.

Willa Cather’s life was a true American success story. A pioneer and determined spirit, Willa didn’t let anything stand in her way. She refused to be discouraged by the fact that in the 1880s women hadn’t written before, because she had many ideas to share. By becoming a trailblazer and following her heart, Willa Cather is remembered today as one of the greatest American writers in history.

Filled with captivating and historically accurate details, as well as gorgeous illustrations by Wendell Minor, this illustrated chapter book is ideal nonfiction for middle graders.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780689865732
Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
Publication date: 09/27/2016
Pages: 72
Sales rank: 1,240,976
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 7 - 10 Years

About the Author

Amy Ehrlich is the founding editor of Candlewick Press, and the award-winning author of many books for children, including Leo; Zack and Emmie, illustrated by Steven Kellogg; The Day the Goose Got Loose, illustrated by Steven Kellogg; and most recently Rachel Carson, illustrated by Wendell Minor. Amy is also the author of Where It Stops Nobody Knows, a Booklist Book of the Year, and Joyride. She lives in Vermont with her family.

Wendell Minor has illustrated dozens of picture books, and his work has won countless awards and is in permanent collections of such institutions as the Museum of American Illustration and the Library of Congress. His cover illustrations have graced some of the most significant novels of our time by authors such as Toni Morrison, David McCullough, and James Michener. He lives in Washington, Connecticut. Visit him online at MinorArt.com.

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