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BK: (Hi)storytime with Tracy Nelson Maurer!

    04/23/2017 - 11:00am


     

    Sometimes the best stories are the true ones! Join us for a special edition of Sunday Storytime in Brooklyn with nonfiction author extraordinaire, Tracy Nelson Maurer! She will be reading from two of her new books, Noah Webster's Fighting Words and John Deere, That's Who! 

    About Tracy:

    Tracy Nelson Maurer has written more than 100 children's nonfiction and fiction books. John Deere, That's Who! received the first Frances and Kermit Rudolf Nonfiction Scholarship Award from Hamline University. Noah Webster’s Fighting Words received the Nonfiction Work-in-Progress Grant from the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. Her picture book Storm Codes won the Northeastern Minnesota Book Award Children’s Literature Honor.

    About Noah Webster:

    Illustrated by Mircea Catusanu, this picture book biography chronicles the life of Noah Webster, who was famous for writing the first dictionary of the English language as spoken in the United States. However, he was also known in his day for bold ideas and strong opinions about everything from spelling to politics. He even commented on his own opinions! With a red pencil in hand, Noah often marked up work that he had already published. And so, it’s no surprise that the ghost of Noah Webster might have picked up a pencil again to comment on his own biography!

    Both School Library Journal and Publishers Weekly gave this title a star. PW called it “A boisterous account of a singular contributor to America's linguistic legacy.”  

    About John Deere

    Back in the 1830s, who was a young blacksmith from Vermont, about to make his mark on American history? John Deere, that’s who!Who moved to Illinois, where farmers were struggling to plow through the thick, rich soil they called gumbo? Who tinkered and tweaked and tested until he invented a steel plow that sliced into the prairie easy as you please? Long before the first tractor, who changed farming forever? John Deere, that’s who!

    Beautiful illustrations―including spectacular landscapes―reflect the time period and bring John Deere's remarkable story to life.

    Noah Webster's Fighting Words Cover Image
    $19.99
    ISBN: 9781467794107
    Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
    Published: Millbrook Press - April 1st, 2017

    Noah Webster, famous for writing the first dictionary of the English language as spoken in the United States, was known in his day for his bold ideas and strong opinions about, well, everything. Spelling, politics, laws, you name it--he had something to say about it.


    John Deere, That's Who! Cover Image
    By Tracy Nelson Maurer, Tim Zeltner (Illustrator)
    $17.99
    ISBN: 9781627791298
    Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
    Published: Henry Holt & Company - March 28th, 2017

    Back in the 1830s, who was a young blacksmith from Vermont, about to make his mark on American history? John Deere, that's who

    Who moved to Illinois, where farmers were struggling to plow through the thick, rich soil they called gumbo? Who tinkered and tweaked and tested until he invented a steel plow that sliced into the prairie easy as you please?