A Home For Mr. Emerson


    As a young man, Ralph Waldo Emerson loved nature and books, ideas and people.

    And as he grew up, he began to wonder:

      Can you build a life

around the things you love?

Illustrated by Edwin Fotheringham

Published by Scholastic Press, 2014

ISBN 978-0-545-35088-4

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"Excellent and exuberant." Publishers Weekly, starred review 

"Bold and whimsical... An inspiring tribute." Kirkus Reviews

"Children will love the cartoonlike illustrations....  An eye-catching, kid-friendly biography that is a wonderful addition to any collection."

                                                                                        School Library Journal

"[A] tightly crafted narrative arc that stresses the hope, community and optimism required to create the life of one’s dreams....Emerson’s joie de vivre explodes from the pages.... Jubilant."

                                                                Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"Ralph Waldo Emerson takes flight."   Boston Globe

“Wonderful.”   School Library Journal’s ‘Extra Helping’

“Compelling....Kerley brings Emerson’s personality to vivid life.”

                                                ‘Praising Creative Minds,’ Kirkus featured review

"An engaging introduction to a great poet, essayist and shaper of American thought."

                                                                                                     Shelf Awareness

A Junior Library Guild Selection

2014 Parents’ Choice Gold Award

NCTE Orbis Pictus Honor Book

2014 Oregon Spirit Book Award for Nonfiction

Best New England Books 2014, The Boston Globe

Gold Award Winner, National Parenting Publications Awards

“Trailblazers” Seasonal Showcase, The Children’s Book Council

2015 International Literacy Association Teacher’s Choices Reading List

2015 “Must-Reads” Picture Books, Massachusetts Center for the Book

Emerson’s home in Concord, MA. To learn more about the home and how you can visit, see this National Park Service website