Eleanor Makes Her Mark


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$18.99  $17.66
Scholastic Press
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8.7 X 12.1 X 0.6 inches | 1.5 pounds

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About the Author

Barbara Kerley is a two-time Sibert Honoree and a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honoree whose award-winning biographies include What to Do About Alice?, The Extraordinary Mark Twain (According to Susy), Those Rebels, John & Tom, and A Home for Mr. Emerson, all illustrated by Edwin Fotheringham; Tigers & Tea with Toppy, illustrated by Matte Stephens; and The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins and Walt Whitman: Words for America, illustrated by Brian Selznick. Kerley's books have all been praised for their lively prose, meticulous research, and artistic presentation style. She lives in Portland, Oregon. Visit her online at barbarakerley.com. Edwin Fotheringham's stylish, award-winning illustrations have graced the pages of The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and many other publications. He has illustrated numerous highly acclaimed nonfiction picture books, such as Barbara Kerley's What to Do About Alice?, a Sibert Honor Book and a Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honor Book; The Extraordinary Mark Twain (According to Susy), a New York Public Library Best Children's Book; Those Rebels, John & Tom, an NCTE Orbis Pictus Award Honor Book; and A Home for Mr. Emerson, a NAPPA Gold Award winner; as well as younger fiction picture books, such as Pam Muñoz Ryan's Tony Baloney and the eponymous beginning reader series, Jennifer Hamburg's Monkey and Duck Quack Up!, a spring 2015 Indie Favorite, and Andria Rosenbaum's Big Sister, Little Monster. Ed lives in Seattle, Washington. Visit him online at edfotheringham.com.


Praise for What to Do About Alice?:

A Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book
A Sibert Honor Book
An ALA Notable Book
A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year

Reveals the essence of Alice in an upbeat account of her life... as Kerley and Fotheringham demonstrate with verve. -- New York Times

* Superb... a gleeful celebration. -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review

* It's hard to imagine a picture book biography that could better suit its subject than this high-energy volume serves young Alice Roosevelt. -- Publishers Weekly, starred review

* Kerley's text has the same rambunctious spirit as its subject, grabbing readers from the first line... The large format gives Fotheringham, in his debut, plenty of room for spectacular art. -- Booklist, starred review

* Kerley's text gallops along with a vitality to match her subject's antics... Fascinating. -- School Library Journal, starred review

* What to do about Alice? Enjoy! -- The Horn Book, starred review

Praise for The Extraordinary Mark Twain (According to Susy):

A Washington Post Best Book of the Year
New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing
An NCTE Orbis Pictus Recommended Book
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year
A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year

Inspired... Perhaps this full-to-bursting book will lead some young readers to write their own in-house biographies. -- The Washington Post

* [An] accessible and inventive vision of an American legend. -- Publishers Weekly, starred review

* Masterfully perceptive... A delightful primer on researching and writing biographies, and a joy to peruse. -- School Library Journal, starred review

* Kerley's conversational, quotation-rich narration... [and] Fotheringham's dynamically composed... illustrations... effectively recall the 19th-century setting... A heartwarming tribute. -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Praise for Those Rebels, John & Tom:

New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing
An NCTE Orbis Pictus Award Honor Book
A Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year
An Oregon Spirit Book Award Nonfiction Honor Book

A... blend of caricature and portraiture, historical substance and comical aside... [A] rousing account. -- New York Times

Adams and Jefferson... model successful collaboration. Their secret: Speak up and listen to the other guy. Good lessons for today's Washington. -- San Francisco Chronicle

* A terrific book to lead the charge in learning about the Revolution, as well as a lesson in how dedicated cooperation can achieve great ends. -- Booklist, starred review

* A witty and wise portrait. -- Publishers Weekly, starred review

Praise for A Home for Mr. Emerson:

A Parents' Choice Gold Award Winner
An NCTE Orbis Pictus Honor Book
An Oregon Spirit Book Award Nonfiction Medal Winner

Ralph Waldo Emerson takes flight. -- The Boston Globe

* 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