Enormous Smallness: A Story of e. e. cummings (Hardcover)

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By Matthew Burgess, Kris Di Giacomo (Illustrator)
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Whimsical illustration and engaging prose perfectly capture the spirit of e. e. cummings's poetry in this enchanting picture book biography.


— From Enormous Smallness


Kids and poetry belong together Both play, and for children, the logic of life is still poetic rather than rational, as it is for adults.
Teacher, parents, grandparents: everyone loves sharing poems with children.
The book will be sophisticated and visually stunning as all of Di Giacomo's books are, which positions this as a title for Museum stores and the gift market as well as for the educational market.
Gift market: parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles: what better gift in our media-saturated world than a gorgeous book about a poet who chose ALIVENESS over just living life.
With blurbs promised from some big names, this book might just be a breakout in the world of illustrated nonfiction, though books in this category are already doing very, very well.

About the Author

Matthew Burgess is a full-time professor at Brooklyn College and a part-time teaching artist in New York City public schools. He was fascinated by the lives of saints as a child, and now he loves sharing the stories of his artistic heroes with young readers. Matthew is the author of Enormous Smallness: A Story of E. E. Cummings, Drawing on Walls: A Story of Keith Haring, and Make Meatballs Sing: The Life & Art of Corita Kent. He lives with his husband in Brooklyn and Berlin.Kris Di Giacomo is an American who has lived in France since childhood. She has illustrated over twenty-five books for French publishers, which have been translated into many languages. This is her sixth book to be published by Enchanted Lion Books, following My Dad Is Big And Strong, But . . .; Brief Thief; Me First!; The Day I Lost My Superpowers; and My Dad at the Zoo.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781592701711
ISBN-10: 159270171X
Publisher: Enchanted Lion Books
Publication Date: April 7th, 2015
Pages: 64
Language: English