The World Is Round

Original Publish Date: Oct 29, 2013
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (2.08 hours)
Product Number: Z100069488
Released: Nov 19, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780062288837
Publisher: HarperAudio
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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 RoseA??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 The first, a foreword by Clement Hurd's son, author and illustrator Thacher Hurd, includes previously unpublished photographs and sheds light on a creative family life in Vermont, where his father and mother, author Edith Thacher Hurd, often collaborated on children's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.

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Product Number EB00241147
Released: Mar 21, 2014
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: Harper Design
ISBN: #9780062311061

Professional reviews

"What a fun and thought-provoking narration by Kate Mulgrew! This childrenÕs tale is filled with rhymes and lyrical wordplay. ÒWould she have been Rose if her name had not been Rose?Ó Mulgrew repeatedly ponders aloud. She engages the listener in an enlightening story about a girl who goes on an adventure of self-discovery. Her depictions of the characters come alive through her inflections. SheÕs both animated and eccentric in her intonations. Following the story is an afterword; in this straightforward description of Gertrude SteinÕs journey to creating this book, Mulgrew continues to captivate to the very end. T.E.C. © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine"

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