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The Song of Hiawatha

Handprint Books

By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow,Illustrated by Margaret Early

12 x 10-1/2 in; 32 pp;
full-color plus fifth color gold illustrations, ages 6 and up
Hardcover
October 2003
ISBN 9781593540029
ISBN10 1593540027

SKU# 9781593540029

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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's classic epic poem The Song of Hiawatha is revered for its environmental message and its moving plea for peace. It recalls life in close touch with the natural world, and it is, as well, an affecting love story. The S...
The Song of Hiawatha


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The Song of Hiawatha

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's classic epic poem The Song of Hiawatha is revered for its environmental message and its moving plea for peace. It recalls life in close touch with the natural world, and it is, as well, an affecting love story. The Song of Hiawatha has never lost its freshness, revealing greater depths with the passing of time.
Margaret Early's expressive paintings illuminate the formative moments of Hiawatha's life with grace and beauty. At the same time, these stunning paintings transport the young reader into the world of Native American legend in which man and nature lived in a balance that, however idealized, sets a standard for the planet.
Exquisitely designed, gloriously illustrated, and presented in sensitively selected passages with bridging text that links Longfellow's words into a seamlessly satisfying story, this volume is one to be treasured.

 

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12 x 10-1/2 in; 32 pp;
full-color plus fifth color gold illustrations, ages 6 and up
Hardcover
October 2003
ISBN 9781593540029
ISBN10 1593540027
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882), a professor of French and Spanish at Harvard University, was one of the first American academics to have a truly global interest in literature. He became convinced that America was in need of its own mythology, poetic tradition, and epic forms, comparable to Homer and Virgil. To that end, he created The Song of Hiawatha (1855), Paul Revere's Ride (1860), and other epic poems, now considered masterpieces of American literature.

Margaret Early was born in New South Wales, Australia. She studied in Australia and London, and is considered both a fine artist and an illustrator of note. Her work is displayed in one-woman shows in galleries across three continents. Among her previously published books are Robin Hood, Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, and William Tell. The Song of Hiawatha is her sixth book for children, and the first she has illustrated for Handprint Books. She divides her time between Australia and France.

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