This book was a fun discovery because Kathleen Krull wrote the L. Frank Baum biography I enjoyed recently and the illustrators were responsible for the art in Seuss’s My Many Colored Days. This picture book focuses on Seuss’s early days until his early twenties. The notes in the back then proceeds to fill in the later years.
The only reason I picked this book up was I caught the word “Bookseller” in the subtitle. It’s always interesting to read about someone I’m not completely familiar with. The illustrations were very striking. Told in very short chapters (never more than 2 pages) we learn about a very loyal American.
I loved how his life was mirrored by excerpts from the fairy tales he wrote. He didn’t give up on his dreams and seemed to live for te sole reason of sharing his stories with others!
A fun way presenting the life of Marc Chagall with his grandchildren asking him to tell them stories about his life.