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Beautiful Useful Things: What William Morris Made

Beautiful Useful Things: What William Morris Made

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Beautiful Useful Things: What William Morris Made

By Beth Kephart  
Illustrated by Melodie Stacey   
    
“Created with sweeping lines, repeated shapes, and deep, soft colors, Stacey’s graceful illustrations reflect elements of Morris’ artistic work as well as his affinity for nature. A lovely book introducing a notable Englishman whose life and work are unfamiliar to most American children.” —Booklist

“A harmonious picture book whose poetic text and delicate illustrations befit its subject.” —Kirkus Reviews

Award-winning author Beth Kephart and illustrator Melodie Stacey’s poetic picture book, Beautiful Useful Things, is about the life and work of William Morris, maker of beautiful, useful things, sure to engage young dreamers and artists alike.


William Morris is best known for his colorful wallpapers and textiles, inspired by the English forests and wild foliage where he grew up. But did you know this icon of the Arts and Crafts Movement was also a poet, a painter, a preservationist, an activist, an environmentalist, and a maker of many other beautiful, useful things, like books?

Hardcover
40 pages, Colored Illustrations throughout
Age Range: 4-8 Years Old
Cameron Kids, 2022
10 x 11 1/2 Inches
ISBN 9781951836337
Children's Books, Art History

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