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Should You Be a River

A Poem About Love
By Ed Young (Hardcover Book, 2015)
Should you be a river, I'll race your rapids downstream.
Should you be a seed, I'll dream you a vision of towering trees.

This personally inspired poem by an award-winning author and artist celebrates the trials and triumphs of unconditional love.

Using an innovative mix of cut paper, photographs, and calligraphy, Should You Be a River takes the reader on a breathtaking visual journey.

This book is a gift to treasure and share with loved ones of every age.

How many ways can you say "I love you"?
  • Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
    • Format: Hardcover Book

    • Price: $18.00 US/$20.00 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316230896

    • On Sale Date: 04/14/2015

    • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

    • Imprint: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

    Formats Available: Hardcover Book

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Should you be a river, I'll race your rapids downstream.
Should you be a seed, I'll dream you a vision of towering trees.

This personally inspired poem by an award-winning author and artist celebrates the trials and triumphs of unconditional love.

Using an innovative mix of cut paper, photographs, and calligraphy, Should You Be a River takes the reader on a breathtaking visual journey.

This book is a gift to treasure and share with loved ones of every age.

How many ways can you say "I love you"?

Ed Young is the illustrator of more than eighty books for children, including the Caldecott Medal--winning Lon Po Po, and the New York Times bestseller Wabi Sabi by Mark Reibstein, and Nighttime Ninja by Barbara DaCosta. He has also written and illustrated The House Baba Built, which recounts his childhood in Shanghai. Born in China, Ed moved to the United States as a young man and pursued his love of art. He currently lives in New York.

  • Praise for The House Baba Built:

    A Booklist Editor's Choice Book of the Year
    A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
    A Publishers Weekly Best Children's Nonfiction Book of the Year
    Parents' Choice Gold Award Winner
    APALA Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature Winner
    * Young brings his exquisite sense of design, expressive brushwork, and mastery of a variety of mediums to the story of his childhood in China."
    (School Library Journal, starred review).

  • * "Young's fans will savor stories of his East-West childhood...It's history at its most personal." (Publishers Weekly, starred review).

  • * "Taking full advantage of the book's large format and many foldout pages, Young juxtaposes drawings, photos, and cut papers to create striking visual and textural effects in collages that suggest both the sharpness and the patchy quality of childhood memories." (Booklist, starred review).

  • Praise for Wabi Sabi:
    A New York Times Bestseller
    A New York Times Notable Children's Book
    A New York Times Best Illustrated Book
     "Ingeniously layered text...and gorgeous collage art." (The New York Times Book Review).

  • * "A glorious piece of bookmaking." (Booklist, starred review).

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Product Details

Should You Be a River
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Price: $18.00 US/$20.00 CAN
  • Pages: 40
  • Physical Dimensions: 10" x 10"
  • ISBN-13: 9780316230896
  • On Sale Date: 04/14/2015
Should You Be a River