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The World Is Round (Hardcover)
Published to coincide with the 75th anniversary of its first printing, this facsimile edition of Stein's only children's book tells the story of a young girl named Rose who contemplates about who, what, and why she is. This edition also features Hurd's blue-and-white line art printed on the rose-pink paper that so important to Stein.
About the Author
Gertrude Stein was born in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, in 1874. As a child she lived in Vienna and Paris before returning to the United States to study at Radcliffe College and Johns Hopkins Medical School but left before taking her degree. In 1903 Stein moved to France where she lived with Alice B. Toklas. Her first novel, "Three Lives", was published in 1909. Its prose style is highly unconventional and virtually dispenses with standard punctuation. "Tender Buttons" (1914) was even more experimental and sold extremely poorly. Other work by Stein include her theory of writing, "Composition and Explanation" (1926), "The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas" (1933), two volumes of memoirs, "Everybody's Autobiography" (1937) and "Wars I Have Seen" (1945). Stein died at Neuilly-sur-Seine in 1946.
Clement Hurd (1908 1988) is best known for illustrating Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny, the classic picture books by Margaret Wise Brown. He studied painting in Paris with Fernand Leger and others in the early 1930s. After his return to the United States in 1935, he began to work in children's books. He illustrated more than one hundred books, many of them with his wife, Edith Thacher Hurd, including the Johnny Lion books, The Day the Sun Danced, and The Merry Chase. A native of New York City, he lived most of his life in Vermont and California.
Clement Hurd (1908 1988) se graduo de Yale University. Estudio pintura en Paris en los anos 1930 con Fernand Leger, entre otros. Alli fue donde desarrollo su estilo caracteristico, compuesto de colores de fuerte contraste. Hurd estuvo casado con la escritora Edith Thacher Hurd, con quien tambien creo muchos libros que se convirtieron en favoritos de los ninos.
Edith Thacher Hurd was born in Kansas City, Missouri. She wrote more than seventy-five children's books, including Starfish, I Dance in My Red Pajamas and the Johnny Lion books, many of which were illustrated by her husband, Clement Hurd.