The World Is Round

The World Is Round

by Clement HurdGertrude Stein and Thacher Hurd

Hardback Publication Date: 12/11/2013

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Published to commemorate its 75th anniversary, The World Is Round brings back into print the classic story created by Gertrude Stein and Clement Hurd. Written in her unique prose style, Gertrude Stein's The World Is Round chronicles the adventures of a young girl named Rose-a whimsical tale that delights in wordplay and sound while exploring the ideas of personal identity and individuality. This stunning volume replicates the original 1939 edition to a T, including all of Clement Hurd's original blue-and-white art printed on the rose-pink paper that Stein insisted upon. Also featured here are two essays that provide an inside view to the making of the book. The first, a foreword by Clement Hurd's son, author and illustrator Thacher Hurd, includes previously unpublished photographs and sheds light on a creative family life in Vermont, where his father and mother, author Edith Thacher Hurd, often collaborated on children's books.
The second essay, an afterword by Edith Thacher Hurd, takes readers behind the scenes of the making of The World Is Round, including the numerous letters exchanged between Hurd and Stein as well as images of Stein with the real-life Rose and her white poodle, Love.
ISBN:
9780062203076
9780062203076
Category:
Picture storybooks
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
12-11-2013
Language:
English
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Country of origin:
United States
Edition:
75th Edition
Pages:
128
Dimensions (mm):
191x152x17mm
Weight:
0.4kg
Gertrude Stein

"America is my country," declared expatriate Gertrude Stein, "but Paris is my hometown." In addition to writing novels, stories, plays, and poems, Stein conducted a Parisian salon that was frequented by an international array of avant-garde artists and authors.

Thacher Hurd

Thacher Hurd has received the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award and the New York Times Best Illustrated Award.

He co-founded Peaceable Kingdom Press in 1983.

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